Spain enjoys a universal health care system for all citizens and, under certain conditions, also non-citizens. The system is essentially free except for small, often symbolic co-payments in some products and services.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, total health spending accounted for 9.4% of GDP in Spain in 2011, slightly above the OECD average of 9.3%. The Spanish health care system is considered one of the best in the world, in 7th position in the ranking calculated by the World Health Organization. Spain is the 1st country in the world in organ transplants.The public sector is the main source of health funding. In Spain, 73% of health spending was funded by public sources in 2011, very close to the average of 72% in OECD countries. Since 2010, real term spending on healthcare has declined in Spain.
In an emergency, people can go straight to a hospital A&E. For any other type of hospital treatment a referral from a doctor is required. There are public and private hospitals, with the former providing free treatment. As some hospitals offer both private and state healthcare services, the presentation of a social security card, an EHIC, or proof of private insurance is advisable. As hospital doctors do not issue prescriptions, after discharge, patients take the hospital medical report to a pharmacy for prescriptions to be filled.
In Spain patients have the right to read their own patient records, but there is evidence that this is not well publicised.
Over 60 percent of medical tourists in spain are catered for by the top private hospitals, although there are state and public healthcare facilities that provide services to private customers as well as for the general public. The top hospitals in spain usually provide an end-to-end service that combines personalized services rendered in the hotel industry to top-of-the-line quality healthcare.
Clínic de Barcelona
The hospital serves as a community hospital, and is the main public provider within its district in Barcelona, with a population of 540,000 inhabitants. It also serves as a high-complexity tertiary hospital, developing lines of actions for patients, not only in Catalonia but also in Spain and worldwide. The hospital offers services at several locations, with Maternity as one of its sites. The hospital is a university hospital founded in 1906 that belongs to the Catalan Public Hospital Network (XHUP).We include almost all medical and surgical specialties, and are active in the areas of ??Patient Care, Research and Education, either directly or through related companies.
Ruber International Hospital
The Ruber International Hospital is conceived as a “full-service hospital”, its Main Services, the Medical-Surgical Units of different specialties and Collaborator Physicians are interrelated themselves and integrated into the Hospital, achieving the highest efficacy within the Organization and the development of different medical, welfare, teaching and investigative activities.
A medical equipments rigorous selection, with high-skilled sanitary staff along with the continuous endowment of the most sophisticated and effective equipments of the medical technology, allow to provide an ideal level of health care.The Ruber International Hospital is located in Madrid, in Mirasierra residential area.The access is by M30 or M40 through the Ventisquero de la Condesa Avenue. It has 174 comfort single rooms with terrace.If you wish, you can do a virtual tour of our facilities, just clicking the corresponding option in the menu on the left and compile further details from our organization and directive bodies in the same menu.
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona is a teaching hospital specializing in the fields of pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics. It is located on Passeig Sant Joan de Déu in Esplugues de Llobregat, a municipality bordering Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). It is a privately owned center concerted by the Catalan Health Service which belongs to the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, religious organization that manages nearly 300 health centers over the world, one of which is St John of God Hospital Sierra Leone.
HM hospital is the Private Hospital Reference Group in the Community of Madrid, in the Galician Community and in Leon. The second group for health care activity at the national level.
Led by Doctors and with more than 4,000 employees today, our goal is to provide quality, patient-centered, care -based medicine , teaching, research and constant technological innovation in order to offer our patients and their families the best quality of care and access to the latest advances in medicine, which guarantees excellence in our patient-centered medicine policy.
Currently HM Hospitales has seven hospitals in the Community of Madrid , two inGalicia, one in Leon and three monographs centers of high specialization in Oncology, Cardiology and Neurosciences , as well as fourteen polyclinics. All our care centers work in a coordinated way to offer a comprehensive management of the needs and requirements of our patients.
Jiménez Díaz Foundation has been able to maintain its three founding objectives since more than 70 years ago, Dr. Carlos Jiménez Díaz will start this pioneering project for the Spanish Health.The quality of care, research and teaching set the daily path for professionals in this house, who have been able to adapt to their own history, whose most recent achievement has been their incorporation into the group of leading European healthcare group Quirónsalud.
At the Fundación Jiménez Díaz they cover all medical specialties and serve equally the patients with public coverage, as well as private or intermediated by insurers or mutual societies. They are committed to maximum collaboration with health authorities to improve care delivery.
The renewal of technology, facilities and commitment to the future of medicine, through research and teaching to our university students thanks to the agreement with the Autonomous University and our School of Nursing is what makes us know that the history of Jiménez Díaz Foundation is still writing.
Hospital del Niño Jesús
The Infant Child University Hospital, birthplace of the pediatric specialty in Spain, is since its foundation in 1877, a pediatric health center of reference at the national level.
The scientific and research work, backed by the prestige of the professionals who practice the best clinical practice, has been strengthened in the last two years thanks to the launching of the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Infantile Infant University Hospital for the Biomedical Research. At the moment it is one of the most ambitious projects that the Hospital faces.
Vall d'Hebron University Hospital
The Vall d'Hebron University Hospital is a public health and university center that belongs to the Institute. It is the hospital complex with a higher volume of interventions and it was opened in 1955. It is located at the bottom of Collserola, at the north of Barcelona, and its influence area includes the districts of Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris and Sant Andreu Catalan Health. Vall d'Hebron Hospital is the sum of three specialized hospitals:the General Hospital, the MaternoInfantil Hospital and the Hospital of Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burning.They provide care services from birth to old age.The hospital of children and women of reference in Catalonia, with more capacity for resolution of complex pediatric processes of the State. Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus is a world-class healthcare park where assistance, research, teaching and innovation go hand in hand. We contribute to society the best we know how to do technology center that provides assistance putting the sum of our talent at the service of today's and tomorrow's patients.
Bellvitge University Hospital
The Bellvitge University Hospital (in Catalan Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge), is a public hospital located in town of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, with an outstanding care, teaching and researching activity. It is specialized in high complexity medical care. It offers all the medical specialties, except for pediatrics and obstetrics. It has been acknowledged five times (years 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011) as one of the four best hospitals in Spain in its category by the independent evaluating agency Iasist.