How and why will hospitals have changed in Portugal by 2029?
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 8 months ago
Author: Prof. Carlos Pereira Alves
It’s about time for hospital changes
I believe that the three major challenges that will transform hospitals in the ten coming years are:
1. Changing conventional hospitalization into either outpatient surgery or home hospitalization
Both alternatives to conventional hospitalizations, already up and running, will increase in the future, due to clinical studies proving they reduce hospital complications and infections and allow a faster post-operative recovery (earlier onset of daily activities, family life and working activity) and smaller changes in patients’ daily lives. Besides, they have a direct impact on hospitals as well, by allowing better bed management for acute patients’ treatment, reducing surgical waiting lists and allowing a significant increase in hospital efficiency. Finally, they allow a strong rationalization of health expenditure. How and why will hospitals have changed in Portugal by 2029? (pdf 57.44kB)