Published in Hospital Law Weekly, January 31st, 2008
The Estonian healthcare system is currently being transformed from a state-controlled, hospital-based system to a decentralised, Western European-style model. The healthcare sector has been undergoing extensive restructuring since 2000 when the government announced its major reform plan, the Estonia Health Project 2015. Hospital and related bed numbers are gradually decreasing, as closures take place and the focus shifts towards primary care.
Funding for healthcare in Estonia is principally...
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