The organisation of the healthcare system in Lithuania is governed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), with local administrations delivering services. Insurance coverage is provided to the population by the NHIF. In order to obtain coverage, the active population must contribute to the NHIF. The economically inactive, including children and students, pensioners and the unemployed, constituting 54% of the population in 2016 are automatically covered. Municipalities own a large share of the primary care centres, polyclinics, and small-to-medium sized hospitals. They are also responsible delivering public health activities. One of the main priorities in Lithuania is to strengthen public health services at local level. Continue reading . . . .
Involvement of 4 stakeholders’ groups: a) Primary Health Care Centres (PHCC) from different areas of Lithuania (covering representatives from rural and city areas); b)medical specialists and other health professionals (from different medical specialties); c) Government: representative from Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and d) Patients, allowed to reflect on the maturity of Lithuania in integrated care from different angles, providing very different results, particularly when comparing patients and policymakers’ perspectives. Continue reading . . . .
National partner engaged identified improving the existing multimorbidity care model as the objective. Partners involved in logic model development had expertise in indicators development and population health management. Regional partners showed high capability in logic model development during working meeting and were more independent in the logic model construction process. Continue reading . . . .