COUNTRY KEY FINDINGS - LESSONS LEARNT
- The Czech Republic’s data infrastructure is weak and fragmented, and there is little information for patients on hospital performance. More solid infrastructure and data collection would make it easier to monitor quality, and make patients better informed.
- The Czech Republic takes a voluntary approach to quality assurance, which enables hospitals to escape scrutiny. A shift to mandatory accreditation would give hospitals stronger incentives to improve performance.
- The Czech Republic’s primary care system is failing to prevent chronic disease. Focusing more on evidence-based prevention and screening programmes would help reduce the incidence of these conditions.
- GPs aren’t playing an active role in managing complex patients with diabetes. Giving GPs incentives and training to adopt a leading role in diabetes treatment would improve quality and co-ordination of care.
- Assessment and recommendations: in English and in Czech
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