Debate on hospital reorganization / integration to provide data on medical treatment results from private hospitals December 17, 17:38
A meeting was held between the government and the local government regarding the reorganization and integration of hospitals, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will provide and publish data on the results of medical treatment at private hospitals requested by the local government for each prefecture in the future. The policy of whether or not the treatment is left to the prefectures is shown.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced in September that it has called for 424 public and public hospitals nationwide, including one with a particularly small number of medical treatments, in an attempt to encourage discussions on reorganization and consolidation of hospitals and reduction of hospital beds. Have been calling for the release of private hospital data as well.
Under such circumstances, discussions between the government and local governments such as the National Governors' Association were held, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced its policy to provide data on the medical treatment results of private hospitals for each prefecture after the new year.
This is to be used for discussions at the Regional Medical Care Initiative Coordination Meeting in each region, and it is up to prefectures to decide whether to release data externally.
In addition, the government set a deadline for discussions in each region until September next year, but given the request from local governments to extend the discussion, he expressed his intention to review it flexibly.
In addition, he explained that the government had included 8.4 billion yen in the next fiscal year's budget proposal for new financial support for hospitals that reduced the number of beds by more than 10% through reorganization and consolidation, and asked for their understanding.
In response, Governor Hirai of Tottori Prefecture expressed his opinion that the request had been heard to a certain extent and was evaluated.
National Governors' Meeting "The debate between the country and the region is in the process of normalization"
Governor Hirai of Tottori Prefecture, who attended on behalf of the National Governors' Association, told reporters after the meeting, "I would like to evaluate that the government has explained financial support and that it is a step forward. And national and local debate has begun to normalize. "
In addition, Governor Hirai said, regarding the data of private hospitals, "I am grateful that the policy to be provided has been indicated. I would like you to give me careful advice on how to analyze the data in the future."