HOW THE CATALAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS STRUCTURED
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 30 days ago
30th October 2020
- It is a model based on our country idiosyncrasy
- Ruled and run by the Catalan government and Health administrations (after health competencies were transferred by Central Government in 1986)
- With a Network of healthcare providers of different ownership, public and private, all working for the public healthcare system.
In 1986, the Spanish Health Act that recognized the UHC as a right, and created the National Health System, that was decentralized to the regions.
In 1990 Catalonia approved its Health Act (LLOSC) and begin to manage its own healthcare system. That law recognizes and consolidates the singularities of the Catalan healthcare model, based on:
- The coexistence of a public healthcare system and privately-funded health care, in a country where one in four people freely choose to have double health coverage (public and private).
- A public healthcare system, with a management model based on the split of the functions
- A decentralized model in the territory that brings resources closer to the population.
The contract model contributes to the public health system: putting its resources at the public system service, improving access, increasing knowledge, guaranteeing professional management and addressing innovation, regardless of ownership. Read More