How are our Belgian hospitals, including the physicians who work in them, being funded? How are these funds calculated and allocated? Herein, the article’s author has presented his book covering this topic. In brief, he has further explained the components of Belgian hospital financing, comparing it to what is done abroad, exposing both its strengths and weaknesses, and discussing the ambitious reform that is being scheduled by Minister Vandenbroucke.
Hospital institutions, hospital financing, payment for hospital activity, lump-sum payments, reform