Implementation of comprehensive primary care

Wednesday, 30.09.2015 | 14:30 - 17:30

Organised by Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions in cooperation with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Success stories: from model to practice

Across Europe many countries aim at increasing the role of Primary Health Care (PHC) as the basis for delivering a comprehensive set of cost-effective public health and healthcare services as well as ensuring coordination across levels of care. However, while there is ample evidence on best performing PHC, much less is known about its effective implementation.

This session will be a highly interactive debate between panellists and the audience on best practices in Europe. In addition, the audience will be asked to vote to express its views on alternative strategies.

What are the obstacles? A reflection from the decision maker’s desk

Clemens Martin Auer, Director General, Federal Ministry of Health, Austria

Implementing comprehensive Primary Care: Assessing the experience

Ellen Nolte, London School of Economics and Political Science

Reforming Primary Care: Learning from success (and failure) - What do the panel of experts say?

Yann Bourgueil, Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics (IRDES), France

Bernhard Gibis, National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, Germany

Hans Kluge, Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Reforming Primary Care: Learning from success (and failure)

The participants decide: Let's vote!

Take home messages

Herwig Ostermann, Department of Health Economics, Austrian Health Institute


Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

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