Observatory Studies Series Series 18

Capital Investment for Health

Case Studies from Europe

Paperback
January 2010
9789289041782
More details
  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    18th January 2010
  • ISBN 9789289041782
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 8" x 10"
  • Images figures, tables & boxes
$48.00

Capital investment in European health systems has to take account of an array of challenges and opportunities: the demographic and epidemiological transitions associated with an ageing population; advances in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; rising public expectations; and persistent health inequalities.

This volume presents 11 case studies from across Europe and these offer a variety of perspectives on current issues relating to health capital investment and ways of trying to meet present challenges as well as those of the future. The case studies include the Orbis Medical Centre, Sittard, and the Martini Hospital, Groningen (both in the Netherlands); the St Olav's Hospital in Trondheim (Norway); the New Karolinska Solna Hospital in Stockholm (Sweden); the Coxa Hospital in Tampere (Finland); the Rhön Klinikum Group (Germany); the John Paul II Hospital in Krakow (Poland); the Alzira model in the Valencia region (Spain); regional planning in Northern Ireland and Tuscany (Italy); and the Private Finance Initiative (England).

Bernd Rechel

Bernd Rechel

Jonathan Erskine

Jonathan Erskine

Barrie Dowdeswell

Barrie Dowdeswell

Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright

Martin McKee

Martin McKee