New website will allow patients to compare above-standard hospital care prices
A new website has been established to enable patients in the Czech Republic to compare the costs of above-standard care in hospitals. Cekacidoby.cz – meaning waiting times – offers comparison price checks for items which are better than those covered by standard health insurance. A patient can thus choose to pay more for better services, including items such as new, higher quality synthetic lenses for cataract patients or lighter plaster casts. The website, which is privately run and relies on a number of sponsors, has been up and running since last year, offering patients overviews of hospital waiting times – for example waiting times for an arthroscopy at the Hradec Králové Teaching Hospital is listed as two months. The new service comparing the prices of specific services is a new addition to the site.