Study: "Increasing salaries in health led to a significant improvement in the quality of medical services"
Articol de Adriana Leu, 04 Iunie 2023, 04:34
The increase in health salaries has led to a significant improvement in the quality of medical services, according to a study commissioned by the Health Solidarity Federation, based exclusively on the processing of information from public sources.
The data presented highlight the fact that patient satisfaction with medical services, doctors and assistants increased in the period 2017-2023, in the context of the increase in salaries for the staff in the system.
Only 1.8% of patients now say that they had to give money or attention to health care workers. The percentage is half compared to the period before the salary increases, shows the Federation Solidaritatea Sanitara, which also has other important figures.
In the last 7 years, the number of those who say they are very satisfied with the services provided by hospitals has increased by almost 15%, while the number of those who are dissatisfied has decreased by a third.
Other indicators also register an increase: satisfaction with the performance of doctors and nurses, but also of medical personnel, who decided to stay in the country instead of going to work abroad.
According to the federation, one obvious conclusion is that raising salaries in the public health system causes an increase in the quality of medical services, and the second, that better salaries have led to a significant reduction in the migration of health professionals.
The Federation emphasizes that if we want to preserve or amplify these effects, we must maintain and increase the reward system.
Their level is now collapsing due to inflation, and their updating and resettlement is currently refused, it is stated in a statement.
Translated by: Radu Matei