All countries in Europe will have to find solutions to protect hospitals from revenue shortfalls and to adequately reimburse for COVID-19-related costs of care.Read more “Adjusting hospital inpatient payment systems for COVID-19”
COVID-19 has affected the incomes of some health professionals by reducing demand for care and increasing expenditures for treatment preparedness.Read more “Compensating healthcare professionals for income losses and extra expenses during COVID-19”
How are countries compensating health professionals for income losses and extra expenses due to COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected incomes of health professionals in two important ways.Read more “How are countries compensating health professionals for income losses and extra expenses due to COVID-19?”
The coronavirus crisis creates three important challenges for hospital finances.Read more “How do countries adjust hospital payment systems for COVID-19?”
Care homes have become the focus of the COVID-19 debate across Europe.Read more “What measures have been taken to protect care homes during the COVID-19 crisis?”
Providing appropriate emotional, financial and practical support to protect health workers’ mental health and wellbeing and enable them to do their job are crucial to delivering an effective COVID-19 response.Read more “How are countries supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their health workforce?”
To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are mobilizing additional domestic resources for their health systems, not to mention for other forms of social protection and economic stimuli. But how much extra money are we really talking about when it comes to health?Read more “How much additional money are countries allocating to health from their domestic resources?”
Health care providers need flexibility to be able to respond quickly to meet increased demand in the outbreak, to offer new methods of service delivery and to maintain essential health services for non-COVID-19 conditions. The way in which providers are paid can be an obstacle to these objectives.Read more “What are countries doing to give providers flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak?”
A strong health system response to the pandemic requires additional public funds that can be deployed quickly and transparently. Without additional public funding, the health system will not only struggle to control the pandemic but also may fail to maintain essential health services for other conditions.Read more “How are countries mobilizing additional public funds for health?”
How are countries removing financial barriers to accessing health services in the context of COVID-19?
Households increasingly face financial strain as the COVID-19 outbreak becomes an economic crisis in many countries. If people face concerns about health care affordability, they may delay seeking treatment or be prevented from obtaining the services they need, making the outbreak harder to control.Read more “How are countries removing financial barriers to accessing health services in the context of COVID-19?”