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Day Surgery Development Aspects in Slovakia/Aspectos del desarrollo potencial de cirugía ambulatoria en Eslovaquia



    () (Technical University in Košice, Faculty of Economics, Němcovej 32, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia.)


    () (University of P.J. Šafárik in Košice, Faculty of Public Administration, Popradská 66, 040 11 Košice, Slovakia.)


    () (University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Applied Languages, Dolnozemská cesta, 852 35 Bratislava,Slovakia.)


The day surgery is a highly effective tool for providing health care which has been used in Slovakia only for the last decade. The unified system of payment for inpatient or outpatient (day care) surgeries causes the reduction of health insurance companies´ spending. Incorrectly configured and economically demotivating system of refunding is a cause of lagging behind the European average in utilization of day surgery. Without the evaluation of day surgery it is not possible to link the progress in the social sphere, which leads to the restriction of day surgery availability for some social groups and thus the subsequent stagnation of day surgery in Slovakia. This contribution presents a pilot study conducted in Slovakia and its partial findings focused on the development and trends in the implementation of day surgery in order to increase the efficiency healthcare system. La cirugía ambulatoria (CA) constituye una herramienta altamente eficaz en la prestación de asistencia sanitaria que en Eslovaquia se está utilizando sólo durante la última década. El sistema de pago único por actos de cirugía ambu¬latoria y normal es motivo de reducción de gastos de la seguridad médica. El sistema de pagos incorrectamente ajustado y económicamente desmotivador causa atraso en el aprovechamiento de la CA en comparación con la media europea. Sin evaluar la CA resulta imposible interrelacionar el avance de la misma con la esfera social, por lo cual se produce la limitación de su accesibilidad para ciertas capas sociales y, por consiguiente, su estancamiento en Eslova¬quia. Este artículo presenta el estudio piloto realizado en Eslovaquia y sus resultados parciales enfocados al desarrollo y tendencias de implementación de la CA con el fin de aumentar la eficacia del sistema sanitario.

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  • Gavurová, Beáta & Klepáková, Adela & Ivančová, Ladislava, 2013. "Day Surgery Development Aspects in Slovakia/Aspectos del desarrollo potencial de cirugía ambulatoria en Eslovaquia," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 31, pages 477-496, Septiembr.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:31_2_3

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    Cirugía ambulatoria; sanidad; desarrollo de asistencia sanitaria ; Day Surgery; Healthcare; Health Care Development.;

    JEL classification:

    • I13 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Insurance, Public and Private
    • I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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