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The Lithuanian Health Ministry starts ranking the performance of country's hospitals and other healthcare facilities based certain criteria.
Healthcare facilities' performance to be ranked twice a year
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

The ranking will cover 409 public and private healthcare facilities that have contracts with Territorial Health Insurance Funds (THIFs). It will initially be based on 16 different criteria and will be updated twice a year.

"If we want to achieve not only quantity but also quality, we need to have some indicators in place to gauge how we are doing," Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said when presenting the initiative at a news conference on Monday.

"We are launching a ranking (of health facilities), a new tool we have never had before," the minister said, adding that the ranking will be helpful both for healthcare institutions and patients.

Gintaras Kacevicius, director of the National Health Insurance Fund, said the funding of healthcare facilities depends on their performance results, too.

"Incentive payments for good performance account for almost 13 percent of primary healthcare institutions' revenue structure," he said.

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