The medical reform is radically changing the approach to hospital management, transforming budgetary institutions into municipal enterprises. Another important change is that now it will be directors or a team of them, not administrators, running these enterprises, and not necessarily ones with medical education.
Starting 2020, all hospital administrators will have more opportunities as managers to develop their institutions. However, this also means more responsibility. While hospitals’ bills are currently covered by the budget, in one and a half year administrators will have to think for themselves where to get money.
Last year, in 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament passed a law that radically changed the principles of healthcare funding. These changes will affect every citizen and the entire medical market of Ukraine, which comprises over 20,000 medical institutions.