Andalusia Near Bottom of Healthcare League

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes

AND ICU Hospital OnLAndalusia has become one the communities with the worst health service in Spain. Although the slide down the table has slowed in the last two years, the service is far from recovering to the position held prior to 2010, denounces the Federation of Associations for the Defense of Public Health. (Wow that’s a long title… will give it another go in Spanish further down and see if it’s any better.)

Navarra and Basque Country continue to top the tables in  Spain with the best Health Service performance, with the Canary Islands and Valencia Province at the bottom of the table.

More worrying for us lovely people is that Andalusia has now slipped into the bottom four!

The annual report from the Federación de Asociaciones en Defensa de la Sanidad Pública (nope… just as bad!) (FADSP), explains that since 2004, not only have the differences between communities been emphasized, but have become even more pronounced.

There is clearly a relationship between the per-capita budget that the communities allocate to the Health Service and the quality of the service they provide.

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The head of the FADSP has pointed out that it is “not true” when the communities argue that they dedicate little money to health because they receive little funding from the state, since the percentage dedicated by each varies widely: from 63% in Aragon to 46% in Andalucia.

(News: Andalucia)

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