Spanish private healthcare providers and insurers join forces
This article was originally published in Clinica
Spanish private hospital operators and insurance firms have joined forces and created an association to represent the interests of the private healthcare sector. The institute for healthcare development and integration (Instituto para el Desarrollo e Integraci�n de la Sanidad, IDIS) will seek to raise awareness of the contribution that private providers make to the national health system: for example, private healthcare accounts for 2.4% of Spain's GDP and saves the national health service (SNS) annually €1,300 ($1,600) per SNS user, the IDIS claims. The association will be launched officially in Madrid on 9 June. Pedro Luis Cobiella and Juan Abarca Cid�n have been appointed president and general secretary of the IDIS, respectively.
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