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
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