Governance of the health system, health insurance fund and hospitals in Estonia – opportunities to improve performance (2008)



This report aims to give an overview of Estonia’s health system governance and its current challenges in three sections.

The first section gives an overview of Estonia’s health system, focusing on institutions involved in regulating, providing or funding health services. This case study does not describe pharmaceuticals and public health, although they are part of the health system.

The second section describes in more detail governance arrangements in Estonia’s health insurance system and highlights mechanisms for setting objectives and monitoring their attainment.

The third section describes governance arrangements in Estonia’s hospital sector, focusing on the role and performance of supervisory boards of public autonomous hospitals.