With the EU directive on patient mobility coming into effect in 2014, another Eastern European country is now preparing to accommodate international patients. Slovenian health authorities are encouraging hospitals to achieve hospital accreditation according to international recognized standards. Along with Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Slovenian healthcare authorities are seeking to improve quality of care and patient safety.
Hospital accreditation in Slovenia
So far, DNV has awarded certificates to two Slovenian hospitals; the University Rehabilitation Institute SOCA in Ljubljana and the University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases in Golnik. As these are the two first hospitals in Europe to receive DNV’s international healthcare accreditation, this marks an important milestone for the movement towards Slovenian medical tourism.
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