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Europe After The Lisbon Treaty. Strategies for the Future

espite considerably higher outlays on healthcare, no radical improve- ment in the quality of the provided services has been recorded. Therefore, we need a reform that will not only increase the amount of money in the sector but which will also improve the quality of se- rvices it oers.The Minister of Health - Ewa Kopacz – presented in Krynica the funda- mental concepts of the prepared reform. It allows private competition for NFZ (Na- tional Health Fund) to enter the market, placing a greater emphasis on the quality of services, introducing restrictions for ho- spitals that do not transform into compa- nies, implementing changes in the medi- cal reimbursement system. “We will soon create conditions promoting competition among funds that will collect and manage premiums,”announced Minister Kopacz. D Hans–Peter Teufers, Directo , Director for Central and Eastern Europe, United Parcel Service Deutsch- land Inc.&Co., Germany

anos Kanavos talked about systems reform and the necessity of introducing indices measuring investment eectiveness and the quality of system opera- tions. He emphasized, among others, that we have been investing in health- care for 20-30 years now but we have not created any economic measurements yet which would allow us check where the money goes. The pharmaceutical industry is a very important part of the healthcare system. P

Debate: The Future of Investing in Poland – Threats and Opportunities Rafał Baniak, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Econom , Poland; Donald Bellamy, CPO Head and Country Pre- sident, Novartis Poland Sp. z o.o., Poland; Jerzy Toczyski, President of the Board, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceu- ticals, Poland; Marynika Woroszylska–Sapieha, President of the Board, CEO, Sano–Aventis sp. z o.o., Poland


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