Spanish opposition draft Pta1,000 billion health plan:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Pta1,000 billion ($5.2 billion) over the next four years - a 6% increase in healthcare spending - is the bottom line of an ambitious national health plan being proposed by Spain's main opposition party, Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol (PSOE). The plan consists of 21 proposals to improve the quality of health delivery, ranging from maximum surgery waiting times to a financing model that promises substantial increases in investment in healthcare technology. The PSOE's "constructive alternative" plan also proposes establishing a quality-assurance and research and development programme.