Capital Investment for Health : Case Studies from Europe

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Capital investment in European health systems has to take account of an array of challenges and opportunities: the demographic and epidemiological transitions associated with an ageing population; advances in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; rising public expectations; and persistent health inequalities. This volume presents 11 case studies from across Europe and these offer a variety of perspectives on current issues relating to health capital investment and ways of trying to meet present challenges as well as those of the future. The case studies include the Orbis Medical Centre, Sittard, and the Martini Hospital, Groningen (both in the Netherlands); the St Olav's Hospital in Trondheim (Norway); the New Karolinska Solna Hospital in Stockholm (Sweden); the Coxa Hospital in Tampere (Finland); the Rhön Klinikum Group (Germany); the John Paul II Hospital in Krakow (Poland); the Alzira model in the Valencia region (Spain); regional planning in Northern Ireland and Tuscany (Italy); and the Private Finance Initiative (England).

Author Biography

Bernd Rechel is Researcher at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Honorary Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine. Jonathan Erskine is Researcher at the Centre for Integrated Health Care Research, School for Medicine and Health, Durham University, and Executive Director of the European Health Property Network. Barrie Dowdeswell is Director of Research at the European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture. Stephen Wright is Executive Director of the European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture. Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, and Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Table of Contents

About the authorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xv
List of tables, figures and boxesp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The Alzira model: Hospital de la Ribera, Valencia, Spainp. 11
Coxa Hospital, Tampere, Finlandp. 27
The John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, Poland, and the use of European Union grant fundsp. 41
The New Karolinska Solna Hospital, Stockholm, Swedenp. 57
Martini Teaching Hospital, Groningen, Netherlandsp. 75
Strategic planning of health facilities in Northern Irelandp. 89
Orbis Medical Park, Sittard, Netherlandsp. 111
The Private Finance Initiative in the English health sectorp. 123
Rhön-Klinikum Group, Germanyp. 143
St Olav's Hospital, Trondheim, Norwayp. 159
Strategic asset planning: An integrated regional health care system, Tuscany, Italyp. 173
Indexp. 186
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