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Estimating the Extent of Inefficiencies in the Czech Health Care System

Author: Bc. Tomáš Pachovský
Year: 2013 - summer
Leaders: doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 49
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Abstract: In this thesis, we tried to find possible methods of estimation the extent of inefficiencies in healthcare and apply them on Czech data. We reviewed recent literature on this subject and from the literature we selected 3 methods that were used in this thesis. We estimated that costs of error and fraud concerning payments and provision of care in 2010 is roughly between 9,5 to 25,8 billion CZK, extra treatment for people abusing prescription opioids cost approximately 247,8 million CZK in 2011 and that costs of unnecessary use of C-Section in 2011 amounted to 184,4 million CZK. We also broke down the 2010 Czech healthcare expenditures and compared indicators across countries to uncover other possible problems.

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