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Comparison of The Efficiency of Health Systems Between Slovenia and Selected European Countries
Introduction:The health systems of the EU Member States are based on common principles that act as the universal access to health services, solidarity, justice and equality. In Erope there are three models that predominate, and these are Bismark Model, Beveridge Model and a mixed model. The aim of the research is to find out if there are significant differencies in the comparison of health care indicators among Slovenia, The Nederlands and The United Kingdom. With the use of four quality indicators, which are life expectancy at birth, five-year survival after breast cancer, thirty-day post-hospital mortality due to accute myocardial heart attack and the length of hospital stay, it is found out which of them are essential differencies or weaknesses and advantages of each system which are manifested by the effectiveness and the results of a treatment. Method: The research uses quantitative research with the analysis of statistical data. Descriptive statistic are used for data processing and analysis. Results:On the basis of results, Slovenia can be ranked among the countries with satisfactory and successful health care results. Additionaly, there are also visible shortcomings in the health care system and the areas of possible improvement. Discussion:Slovenia has the most encouraging results in life expectancy at birth and in thirty days of mortaity after hospitalization due to accute myocardial infarction. The quality of the health care system in Slovenia could be improved with the well-designed health care arrangements.