Healthcare outcomes and expenditure in Central and Eastern Europe – a review

Faced with unprecedented challenges such as the current pandemic as well as an ageing population and increasing burden of chronic diseases, our health systems need to both strengthen their resilience to future shocks and meet increased demand for healthcare, while staying sustainable over time. Whilst we need to keep investing in our health systems, there are also opportunities to make healthcare spending more efficient in order to improve long-term outcomes within the available budget.

A new report commissioned to PwC highlights the need for increased healthcare spending in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) countries and explores ways to increase efficiency as one potential source to cover existing financing gaps.