Companies don’t really spend much on corporate health

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 06. 26. 11:34

Róbert Lancz and János Kóka, the presidents of the board and supervisory board of the private healthcare provider Doktor24, recently gave an interview to the trade magazine Economx. During the conversation, the changes taking place in the private healthcare sector, the company’s growth plans, and initiatives aimed at reducing waiting lists were discussed.

The leaders emphasized that Doktor24 has made significant improvements in recent years, and the results are already visible: the company forecasts a HUF 1.5 billion profit increase by 2024. The reason behind this is that the population is using more and more private healthcare services.

They focused on the waiting list reduction program, in the framework of which, among other things, hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed at a loss, but this is cross-financed with other, profitable surgeries. János Kóka said that the cooperation between the private and public sectors needs to be re-evaluated, for which they already have a ready plan.

Leaders re-emphasized the growing importance of employee health insurance. According to Róbert Lancz, the cost of an annual screening test is minimal for a company, but it can provide significant benefits.

“An annual screening that an employer provides for an employee costs the company HUF 1,000 per month. And the majority of companies also spend more than that on coffee”

– believes Lancz, adding that annual aptitude tests will probably remain with most companies.

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