The role of national hospital associations in health system governance before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from an exploratory online survey

Date:  27 October 2022

The role of national hospital associations in health system governance before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from an exploratory online survey

A new study on the roles of national hospital associations before and during the COVID-19 pandemic has been published. Co-authored by Bruno Meessen of the World Health Organization and Sara Perazzi of the International Hospital Federation, 18 national hospital associations participated in the research.

Building on the premise that health authorities should govern their health systems in partnership with the full community of stakeholders, the report documents the contribution of national hospital associations to health policy processes, before and during the COVID-19 crisis.

The report concluded that the growing pluralism characterizing our societies calls for the establishment of health policy platforms allowing for broader participation. Encouraging hospitals to set up their association for the latter to represent them in decision processes could be one of the components of the rebuilding of national health systems post-pandemic.

Read the full report here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590229622000120#

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