Did you know that out-of-pocket payments in Bulgaria account for 52% of total health spending and are the highest in the EU?
In this case highest does not equal best. Simply put, having out-of-pocket expenditures means that Bulgarian citizens pay for many healthcare services directly rather than with money from another source – social health insurance or insurance companies. This is a problem because Bulgaria is the poorest state in the EU. Despite significant improvement in life expectancy in the last two decades, evidence shows that the efficiency of health services in Bulgaria is poor and improvements in the quality of healthcare have been slow. It all boils down to the fact that there is a significant underdevelopment in preventive health services and in the primary care sector. Affordability continues to deteriorate and the majority of people in Bulgaria pay more for medical services than their family budgets allow.
The pharmaceutical industry has a solution. More and more pharma companies invest in alleviating patients’ financial pressure. This is crucial because people need to know that they can utilize resources that are already out there. Many companies, just like PharmaWorks, want to help with creating and enhancing the digital environment for patients. With the help of pharma companies we can provide solutions, with added value, to patients not only for lab tests, but also food and supplement boxes, consultations with doctors, coordination of medical check-ups, logistic services and many more.
There are tools at your disposal that can help you get better access to healthcare services. One of those tools is an electronic platform that makes patients’ journey easier than ever. Forget about carrying a folder full of medical referrals and documents that complicate the process. Now, everything can happen through a digital platform that provides transfer of value to patients. From impeccable compliance and complete transparency, to control over the budget and costs. The platform can be used for stand-alone or bundled services. It gives patients access to lab tests, for example, with a code that they can receive on their phones. It can practically include anything that follows healthcare’s ethical code and the respective country’s legislative frame.
The best part? You do not have to pay for it because pharma companies are willing to invest in the well-being of patients all around the world.
It is important to understand that the tools and resources are out there. It does not matter if you are a patient or someone running a business in the healthcare sector. We will be happy to answer your questions. Reach out to us for a free consultation.