by Neda Milevska Kostova, Snezhana Chichevalieva, Ninez A. Ponce et al.
The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2017
The new Health Systems in Transition (HiT) health system review on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia highlights the recent commitments and achievements in restructuring its health care system, the organization of care, service delivery and provider payment. The country’s new National Health 2020 Strategy is focused on closing the remaining health-status gap with EU countries, reducing inequalities in access to services and improving quality of care. In terms of innovation, valuable experience was gained from a pioneering health information system that achieved considerable efficiency gains and helped to reduce waiting times and improve coordination of care.