Health Insurances: The report showed that the volume of premiums increased by 3.2% in 2010-2013, reaching 6.658 billion in 2013. It also highlights the growing activity of private hospitals, which in 2012, carried out 28.4% of the surgeries, 22.8% of the alto and responded to 21.2% of emergency situations in Spain.
The Idis report highlights the improvement of access to health, the existence of a network of private centres expanding the health network and offering greater flexibility to the system.
There are currently 455 private hospitals in Spain, more than half of the existing hospital centers (53%), which have a total of 52 360 beds, or one third of all. Catalonia, Madrid and Andalusia have a larger number of hospitals and private beds.
Health Insurances: The private sector works with the public health system through concerts and concessions and with administrative mutualism.
Concerts: These are agreements on the provision of services between regional health services and private centres. Catalonia is the region which, with a total of €2.386 billion, allocates more funds to this cooperation, 25% of community health expenditure.
It follows Madrid going to concerts 834 million, 10.8 per cent of its budget.
Mutually: Nearly 2 million people are affected by the scheme of administrative mutualism in Spain.
The average Muface prize was placed in 785 euros per year in September 2014 by the insured, while public health expenditure per capita is estimated at 1 219 euros, which means an economy of 434 euros per insured for the administration.
One of the highlights of this report is the investment in technology made by private centres. The private healthcare system has 57% of RM, 49% of the animal and 36% of the TAC. Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Galicia are communities that have a higher percentage of high-tech equipment in private hospitals, with 48%, 40% and 39%, respectively.
On A diagnostic level, private hospitals perform more than 1 million MRI and 873 000 CT tests. Finally, the study notes that in these centres there is a large volume of interventions in complex specialties such as neurosurgery and trauma, among others.