Transparency Slovakia works to reduce corruption and increase the transparency of institutions. It follows the powerful, pushes for solutions and engages people in public scrutiny. It’s vision is for Slovakia and the world with responsible people and open institutions without corruption.
How to improve healthcare with little money
tOn 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…
Open Data to Fight Corruption: Health Sector
A case study published by TI Slovakia aims to provide guidance to policy-makers and activists in a diverse range of countries for how specific data sets can used to prevent, detect and investigate corruption. An investigation of procurement data by TI Slovakia reveal that many aspects of open data are not being met or are…
Transparency and Professionalism of Drug Reimbursement Policy
Slovakia spent a total of €1.1 billion of public money in 2015 on medicines (reimbursed to health insurance companies). This is more than the annual budgets for the Ministries of Defence and Culture combined. The categorisation of medicines is a key part of the decision-making process on drug expenditure. The health care system decides whether…
Management Of Conflicts Of Interest in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry Cooperation
The research explored the potential conflicts of interest faced by doctors working with the pharmaceutical industry and at the same time involved in the categorisation of medicines - deciding which medicines to pay from public health insurance sources (risks of biased drug decisions).
Investigation of fraud in healthcare procurement
From 2014 to 2016, Transparency International Slovakia analysed open data in procurement to look for fraud in health care.
Transparency ranking for hospitals
Together with INEKO, Transparency International Slovakia ranked all Slovak hospitals according to their level of transparency, from 2016 to 2019. The transparency indicators were based on annual reports, spending, contracts, procurement data, and staff information, among others.
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