Event Title

Healthcare and Competitiveness: An Economic Assessment of Healthcare System in Kosovo

Session

Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description

A healthy society and workforce are vital to country’s competitiveness and productivity. The absence of adequate healthcare provision impacts societies’ potential. Poor health leads to significant costs to government and businesses. Investments in the provision of health services, access to quality healthcare is critical for social and economic considerations. The study employs the a historical and competitiveness approach to statistically assess the impact of healthcare provision on social and economic progress in Kosovo. The study finds that the healthcare system effectiveness and quality significantly affect the national competitiveness in Kosovo. Improvements in healthcare promotion, education and demand and supply nexus will not only improve the much-need healthcare provision in Kosovo but it cannot also become a key source of competitiveness, employment and economic performance in Kosovo.

Keywords:

Healthcare system, Competitiveness, Employment, Economic Performance

Session Chair

Xhevat Pllana

Session Co-Chair

Dafina Gexha Bunjaku

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.362

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Healthcare and Competitiveness: An Economic Assessment of Healthcare System in Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

A healthy society and workforce are vital to country’s competitiveness and productivity. The absence of adequate healthcare provision impacts societies’ potential. Poor health leads to significant costs to government and businesses. Investments in the provision of health services, access to quality healthcare is critical for social and economic considerations. The study employs the a historical and competitiveness approach to statistically assess the impact of healthcare provision on social and economic progress in Kosovo. The study finds that the healthcare system effectiveness and quality significantly affect the national competitiveness in Kosovo. Improvements in healthcare promotion, education and demand and supply nexus will not only improve the much-need healthcare provision in Kosovo but it cannot also become a key source of competitiveness, employment and economic performance in Kosovo.