Lithuanian hospitals are ready to provide high quality services to citizens of Lithuania, EU and other countries.
Lithuania is an EU country where Healthcare system strictly meets all EU directives and requirements.
Patients receive treatment that meets European standards, but the cost is visibly lower.
During the last 18 years university clinics and hospitals in Lithuania have been successfully implementing the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. Hospitals and medical professionals in Lithuania are participating in major international projects. Particularly close ties Lithuania has with other Baltic States and Northern Region (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark).
Major Lithuanian hospitals have the ability to assess and implement various sophisticated methods of diagnostics, treatment, and nursing. They introduce contemporary medicine technologies applied in the leading worldwide medical centres.
Due to innovative and professional work of the medical staff, the majority of Lithuanian residents and inhabitants from the neighbouring countries seek for medical assistance here.
Lithuania has ratified many international conventions in respect of this field such as the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, the Ljubljana Charter, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, etc.
The rights of patients are regulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on the Rights of Patients and Compensation of the Damage
to Their Health and other laws and legal acts.
The goals of Lithuanian Healthcare Policy are
- Implicit improvement of the safety and quality of individual health care services ensuring their compliance with EU standards and Lithuanian legislation.
- All health care services must be provided by juridical persons under the health care institutions requirements; all physical persons, who are providing health care services, must have appropriate qualification according EU standards. The goal is to insure operative and safe disease and condition diagnostic by providing pathological examination and expertises.
- Strengthening of health care quality management, control of implementation of quality management and internal medicine audit systems.
- To ensure that only qualitative, safe, efficacious and affordable medicinal products are in the Lithuanian market.
- Application of authorisation procedures of medicinal products during which their quality, safety and efficacy is assessed, strengthening of market control of medicinal products, implementation of compulsory provision of pharmaceutical services to patients, encouraging rational use of medicinal products.
The source of the information above: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and Vilnius University Clinics (http://www.santa.lt). For more information on Lithuanian Health Care System and Policy visit http://www.sam.lt/lt