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How to improve healthcare with little money
On the basis of an information request, the opposition asked the hospitals for data on how long cancer patients had to wait for diagnosis and treatment. They found that the number of patients waiting longer than the recommended 62 days had doubled since 2010. In 2018, there is no access to monitor such data. Since…
Too much politisation, too little transparency
The Health Care Supervisory Office receives more than 2,000 applications a year. The Office assessed half of the 20141 complaints received in 2016 as unfounded. Most complaints related to patients' dissatisfaction with the provided medical care. The public has no information about specific reasons for these decisions, or how exactly the perpetrators were punished and…
Lithuanian medical organisations such as Lithuanian Junior Doctors Association, with the support of TI Lithuania and others ran a professionalism campaign called #BeChange.
The goal of the initiative was to encourage medical practitioners to sign a declaration and commit to fostering transparency of the healthcare system. It is also aimed at politicians and healthcare executives to encourage them in strengthening the integrity and accountability of the healthcare sector overall.
An online platform, www.bukpokytis.lt is available for the members of medical community to sign their pledge and access information about transparency of the healthcare system.
Global Partners:European Commission
Healthcare Clinics in Lithuania
Junior Doctors Association
Lithuanian Cancer Patient Coalition
Medical Student's Association
Ministry of Health