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The Future of Brazilian Health

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30-Apr-15 Brazil has approximately 2.1 hospital beds for every thousand people and one and a half million medical equipment units in use. These numbers are below the baseline required by the World Health Organization (3-5 beds per thousand), and the healthcare system is facing a shortage of doctors in some areas. [image: The Pulse / GE Healthcare]

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China's premier urges more medical reforms

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30-Apr-15 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more medical reform measures to overcome difficulties in the healthcare system. Key areas include preventing hospitals being financed by drug sales, improvements in medical insurance payments, more private investment, and establishing a multi-tiered diagnosis and treatment system. [image: Xinhua Finance Agency]

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Costs vary across Australia's hospitals: report

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30-Apr-15 Surgical procedures could cost twice as much depending on which public hospital you attend. That is the finding of a new report by the independent agency monitoring the health system after it studied costs at more than 80 of the nation's largest public hospitals. [image: The Courier Mail]

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Billions of investment dollars to flow into Turkey’s city hospitals

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29-Apr-15 Turkey’s public-private-partnership (PPP) model healthcare projects, dubbed the “city hospitals”, are to receive significant amounts of investment in the coming years, according to Turkey’s Minister of Health, Mehmet Muezzinoglu. “Turkey aims to increase the hospital bed capacity to 28 per 10,000 in population by 2018, and to 30 by 2023,” Muezzinoglu said. [image: Invest In Turkey]

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