Slovenia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q1 2014
Published by Business Monitor International
on Nov 15, 2013
, 87 pages
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In the wake of Slovenia's continuing budgetary issues, the threat of cuts to healthcare spending is clear, and the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia (ZZSS) will likely come under pressure to rein in or reduce expenditure. We forecast the country's unemployment rate will climb to almost 15% in 2014, putting significant strain on the ZZZS, which is primarily dependent on insurance contributions. Spending cuts, pay freezes and price reductions for pharmaceuticals are all measures that could be employed to reduce the deficit. The pharmaceutical sector faces the prospect of price ceilings and further cost-cutting measures. As a result, we believe healthcare and pharmaceutical spending will not show real growth until 2015 at the earliest.