The president ofCollegial Medical Organization (WTO),Juan Jose Rodriguez Sendin, considers that there is scope for a review of the portfolio of basic National Health System (NHS), posed as the Ministry of Health. Course, require a consensus. Sendín has specified that this renewal of these services should not be facing a cut in the number of conditions to be addressed, which the doctor "will remain all", but on the methods used for testing as well as "the time "and the" form "that will be provided.
Rodriguez assured Sendínyou probably will have to review some benefits "of many that have the system," and gave as an example the dental (most of which are not covered by public health), but rejected "forward anything" because it corresponds to He said that performance "into or out" of the service portfolio.
"No one has talked about trimming, but precise applications portfolio and do what is necessary," he emphasized Sendín in response to reports that suggest a revision and reduction of the portfolio of services in the NHS. "We must do what is necessary, nothing more, "he underlined.
"We must make clear what substantial, important, necessary and basic so that it can guarantee for all" said the chairman of the WTO, followinga paper at the Menendez Pelayo International University, where he argued that the NHS is not a luxury unsustainable but acknowledged that there has been an uncontrolled increase in spending.
But noted that everyone has a right to be treated "emergency", the representative of the Spanish medical schools has clarified that "it is true that a citizen can go freely hospital emergencies, but will have to first go through attention primary and there is decided "if you are redirected to the hospital or not, with the exception, of course cases" very serious "and" obvious ".
Sendín Rodriguez has reported that with the reduction of the health budget to similar figures to those of the past eight years will be "impossible" to maintain the current quality of the National Health System. WTO president criticized the health investment drop from 6.5% to 5.1% of GDP percentage in two years puts us two points below the European average and 1.5 below ofOECD.
"It's very little money to give the expected results and that the citizens are accustomed" mentioned by the representative of the Spanish medical schools. And has flatly denied that spend a lot on the NHS. "No, not a luxury unsustainable," he added. If you have recognized that there is a high medical debt has increased spending because no one respected the established budgets. He criticized the weak political accountability, politicization of the health system and poor planning. Sendín Rodriguez understands that "there is a clear lack of overall coordination among the 17 regions and that the Health Interregional Council currently has no ability to meet what is expected of him."
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