Is the French model of a university hospital still relevant?
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 2 years ago
Author: Armelle Drexler, Strasbourg University Hospital
ABSTRACT: While university hospitals are about to celebrate their sixtieth anniversary, they have never been so challenged. They are now competing with the private sector and they are the envy of lower level public non-university hospitals. A change in their governance system is requested by the universities. They are questioned for their double ministerial supervision and constrained by the national economic and budgetary context. They have also been recently empowered with new missions in their areas. Finally, since the beginning of 2018, they have been at the center of unprecedented criticism by the media. Studies are currently underway to determine what will be the university hospital of tomorrow. Is the French model of a university hospital still relevant? (pdf 196.54kB)