Patient mobility in the European Union. Final report on case study 5: Estonia/ Finland

Autorid: Jesse M , Kruuda R
Väljaandja/tellija: Poliitikauuringute Keskus Praxis
Märksõnad: rahvusvaheline koostöö, tervishoiukorraldus, tervishoid, patsiendid, ravi, haiglaravi, seadused, ravikindlustus
Välja antud: 2005
Tüüp: Uuring/analüüs
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Alamvaldkonnad:Terviseteenuste korraldus, kättesaadavus ja kvaliteet
Kirjeldus: The objective of this case study is to get a first comprehensive understanding of the current extent in patient mobility from and to Estonia, the willingness of the Estonian population to seek treatment abroad and to assess the possible impact enhanced patient mobility may have on the Estonian health system and its providers. On the other side we were interested in knowing Estonian provider¿s plans for treating foreign patients and identifying existing cross-border collaborations. Although the original aim was to concentrate on patient mobility between Estonia and Finland, in the course of the study it became apparent that new knowledge on patient mobility issues can be provided by broadening the scope to other neighbouring countries, specially Estonian-Latvian border-region.
The research conducted from February 2004 to August 2005 consisted of documentary analysis, analysis of statistics available from Statistical Office of Estonia, STAKES from Finland and of data obtained for the project from Estonian Health Insurance Fund and from providers of health care. A representative population survey using face-to-face interviews and a questionnaire-based patient survey in Estonian spas were carried out, and 25 interviews were conducted with representatives of providers and stakeholders in health policy in Estonia and Finland, including Estonian Minister of Social Affairs.