Publication: Croatia Program-for-Results : Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Services
This technical assessment has been carried out as part of the preparation of the Health Program-for-Results (PforR) operation in Croatia. The primary focus of the assessment is on the Government's Program, and the National Health Care Strategy 2012-2020, and serves as the policy framework for this operation. The needs that Croatia's health system must address have changed as a consequence of the demographic and epidemiological transition in the country. The disease burden in Croatia has shifted from being dominated by maternal and child health and communicable diseases to being dominated by chronic and non-communicable conditions. The Government of Croatia's National Health Care Strategy sets out development directions for the health sector and is the framework for making policy and operational decisions, including the distribution of budgetary resources. The development of emergency medical services and investment planning project supported technical assistance to develop a hospital rationalization master plan, and this will enable the Ministry of Health to develop specific proposals for funding that can be submitted to European Union (EU) structural funds. The hospital rationalization plan will be completed only in December 2013. In the interim, however, the Ministry of Finance has expressed its commitment to support the Ministry of Health to meet interim funding needs.
“World Bank. 2014. Croatia Program-for-Results : Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Services. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/20077 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”