The Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with the support of NOVA Saúde and Friedrich Ebert Foundation, hosts and organizes the Seminar on Health Regulation, which takes place in 6 and 7 July, 2017 at IHMT’s Aula Magna.
The regulation of the economy is reflected in the formulation, implementation and completion of rules aimed at
economic agents on the market, aimed at ensuring the balanced functioning concerning certain public goals.
The health sector has specific characteristics that make it different from other goods and services markets and
regulatory objectives in the health plan to ensure universal access to public funded health care, ensure quality and
satisfactory security levels, ensure competition that produces a quality/price ratio satisfactory and empower users
to defend their rights and interests.
The regulation of health is present in many countries, although with different institutional models, in terms of both
scope of regulatory activity, as regulatory mechanisms and powers exercised.
This seminar is held in response to a need for deepening the issue of health regulation, felt either in the academic
environment, in both the political and technical means. On the other hand, intends to analyze and compare experiences of health regulation in different political, economic and social contexts. The subject has followed various
paths in different continents and countries, including Portuguese-speaking countries where there are regulatory
experiences in the health sector.
It is important to determine the results, the impact that the regulation has allowed. Improved knowledge of the
health sector? Improved empowerment of citizens? Improved users ‘ rights? Improved safety of users and providers?
Improved the legality and the knowledge of the markets? Improved the quality of the health care system?
Improved conflict resolution? How to balance the results with the costs incurred by the operators with payment
of regulatory contributions?
The seminar aims to achieve four fundamental goals: deepen doctrinal aspects and theoretical models associated
with this subject; analyze concrete achievements in this area; evaluate the impact of the regulation, its benefits and
its costs; discuss future developments in health regulation.
Free entry, but registration is mandatory.
See the programme