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Preliminary communication

INDICATORS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF THE CROATIAN HEALTH INSURANCE FUND FROM 2000 TO 2014

Danijela Nujić ; Health Center of Virovitica-Podravina County, Virovitica, Croatia
Josip Milas ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia
Stjepan Rudan orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-7865-0415 ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia
Dubravka Holik orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3409-8029 ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia
Ivan Miškulin orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-7238-2341 ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia


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Abstract

The goal of this research is to establish a connection and a mutual influence between the expenditure of funds of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund in Croatia from 2000 to 2014, expenditure per levels of healthcare, and the trend of services provided. This method uses the determination coefficient. Despite the increased spending of the CHIF in Croatia by as much as 80.6% (from 13.4 billion in 2001 to 24.2 billion in 2014), the primary healthcare shares, as well as hospital and polyclinic healthcare shares, have been reduced in the same time period. Contrary to that, expenses for medicaments are rising, as well as the expenses for the ‘other expenses’ group. Primary healthcare (PH, Croatian: Primarna zdravstvena zaštita) has significantly reduced price per service. Hospital healthcare (HH, Croatian: Bolnička zdravstvena zaštita) has the same number of hospitalizations, but their length has been significantly reduced. In processing the public publication data of the CHIF, the structure of data portrayed has been changing every few years so some data is impossible to track continuously. It is also impossible to understand the reason for such an attitude. PH, HH, and polyclinic advisory healthcare (PAH, Croatian: Poliklinička konzilijarna zdravstvena zaštita) are levels with the strongest and most decisive influence on the quality of the healthcare system on the one hand, and they are showing a strong negative trend in expenses with regard to medicaments and other expenses on the other hand.

Keywords

Financial indicators, Croatian Health Insurance Fund, population movement, healthcare services, prescriptions, price per service

Hrčak ID:

170473

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/170473

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