Croatian Healthcare Debt to be Restructured

Lauren Simmonds

croatian healthcare debt

November the 24th, 2023 – Croatian healthcare debt is set to be restructured and relieved by a significant 55 million euros by the government.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Finance Minister Marko Primorac announced was present in Croatian Parliament this week. He announced that next week, the government is on track to approve 55 million euros for the restructuring of spiralling Croatian healthcare debt.

“Next week, we plan to implement around 55 million euros, which will solve the vast majority of overdue hospital debts for drugs older than 120 days,” Primorac announced.

“On October the 31st this year, the due obligations of the Croatian Health Insurance Institute/Fund (HZZO) to pharmacies amounted to almost EUR 153 million. The obligations of hospitals to pharmacies amounted to a staggering EUR 541 million, of which a total of EUR 377 million was due, with EUR 56 million having been due more than 120 days ago now,” stated the minister.

Primorac also said that he is pleased with the introduction of prescribing unit therapy per patient, which he says will resul in a significant improvement and bring significant savings in overall drug expenditures.

“I’m convinced that there’s significant room for improving the operations of the Croatian healthcare system and reducing expenditures,” Minister Primorac concluded.


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