18.1. 2024

Malnutrition in Slovak Hospitals

The condition of malnutrition among patients in Slovak hospitals is indeed alarming.
19.12. 2023

Slovakia: Country Health Profile 2023

The newly published Health Profile compiles the essential information into a readily accessible source.
28.11. 2023

Treatment of AMD in Slovakia

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease affecting mainly the older generation.
31.10. 2023

Efficiency of healthcare system in Slovakia

How Slovakia fared in an international comparison of the efficiency of health systems
26.10. 2023

Annual meeting of HSPM members

Contributors to the Health System and Policy Monitor met in Riga at the end of October
11.10. 2023


At the end of September, Peter and Daniela took part in an international conference in the High Tatras. They presented their article on Incentives for Providers of Cataract Surgery depending on the Payment Mechanisms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
26.9. 2023

Glaucoma treatment in Slovakia

How is treatment of glaucoma financed in Slovakia?
19.9. 2023

Voluntary health insurance in Europe

In the first half of the year, we took a closer look at the topic of voluntary health insurance in Europe.
5.9. 2023

Health care provided to refugees from Ukraine

Peter reviewed analytical paper written by the Institute for Healthcare Analyses on the provision of health care to refugees from Ukraine.
10.8. 2023

Health Policy Analyzes - HSPM Network

Our latest short policy analyzes prepared for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy concern the medicine policy and the age structure of dentists.
7.7. 2023

Ophthalmology in the countries of the V4

Take a look on our new report on Good practices in financing healthcare services in ophthalmology
5.7. 2023

Financial Protection Expert Network

Daniela is a member of "The Financial Protection Expert Network" and the UHC Watch project
17.5. 2023

Presentation for students from Loyola University Chicago

Peter presented the Czech health care system to students of the MBA program from Loyola University Chicago.
11.5. 2023

Czechia: health system review 2023

Peter and Daniela provided their expert comments on the new edition of the publication Czechia: health system review 2023 from the series of country profiles published under the heading of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
9.5. 2023

Proceedings of studies: Healthcare in the EU

Our collection of short studies dedicated to different healthcare related topics was published.
21.4. 2023

Hradec Economic Days

Peter and Daniela presented their contributions at the international scientific conference in Hradec Králove.
23.12. 2022

Preventive care

AmCham Slovakia brought together stakeholders and started a debate about the need to create a national prevention program.
20.12. 2022

Presentation of the study on excess mortality in the Slovak Republic during the coronavirus pandemic

Peter presented the key conclusions of our newest study on excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic.
12.12. 2022

Excess mortality during the coronavirus pandemic

In study, we analyse excess mortality in the Slovak Republic during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
9.11. 2022

Conference Healthcare Management 2022

The autumn period of conferences continued and so Peter Pažitný sat down in another debating chair.
30.9. 2022

Slovak Healthcare Conference 2022

On September 29, the Slovak Health Care conference was held under the auspices of Zdravotnícky noviny.  Peter Pažitný took part in the debate, which was dominated by the topic of financial resources in the health sector.
23.5. 2022

Capital investments in hospitals

Under the auspices of the Central & East European Health Policy Network, we organized a workshop on "Capital investments in hospitals in Slovakia".
13.4. 2022

Study on drug policy in Slovakia

Wa have prepared a study on the topic of drug policy in Slovakia in a broader budgetary context. In the study, we explain the functioning of regulatory instruments, name the problematic issues of the current system set-up and present different views of stakeholders on the issue.
20.1. 2022

Article published in Acta Oeconomica

Peter and Daniela together with colleagues Roman Mužík and Beáta Benková are the authors of an rticle that was published in Acta Oeconomica.
28.10. 2021

"Green Book" baptized

Slovak healthcare in the post-covid era: 2020-2025-2030
12.10. 2021

Slovak healthcare in the post-covid era: 2020-2025-2030

Peter Pažitný and Dr. Rudolf Zajac wrote the "Green Book".
29.4. 2021

Expert opinion on the Recovery and Resilience Plan & the National and Integrated Reform Plan

Peter Pažitný is a signatory of the expert opinion on the Recovery and Resilience Plan & the National and Integrated Reform Plan, which was created as an initiative of the AMCHAM health section.
29.4. 2021

Monograph Health system of the Slovak Republic

In November 2020, Peter Pažitný published a monograph Health System of the Slovak Republic in a professional publishing house Wolters Kluwer.
26.3. 2021

Participation on the project Tearing down the myths about socialism and welfare state

As part of the project of the Conservative Institute - Tearing down the myths about socialism and welfare state, we published two texts
15.2. 2021

Strategy of using artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare

Pažitný & Kandilaki has been a subcontractor of PriceWaterhouseCooper (PWC) in the project "Strategy for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare" since September 2020. The project is supported by the EU (DG REFORM) and its main beneficiary is the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic.
28.11. 2020

Availability of health services measured by the Vignette Methodology

Peter Pažitný, Daniela Kandilaki and Ľubica Löffler participated in the research that was measuring the availability of selected health services in Slovakia using a new method - Vignette Methodology.  
30.5. 2020

Publication Socialism: Reality Instead of Myths

Peter, Daniela and Ľubica are co-authors of the publication Socialism: Reality Instead of Myths (Socializmus: realita namiesto mýtov), which was created within the project of the Conservative Institute of M. R. Stefanik Demolition of Myths about Socialism and the Social State.
13.12. 2019


In his article for Health newspaper, Peter expresses his opinion on cross-ownership.  
3.12. 2019

Peter was a speaker at the conference Effective Hospital 2019

Peter presented at the conference “Effective Hospital 2019” on the topic: Management tools, incentives, regulations and feedback in the health system of Slovakia  
21.10. 2019

Daniela successfully defended her PhD thesis

Daniela successfully defended her PhD thesis at the Faculty of Management of the University of Economics in Prague.  
23.6. 2019

Digital Medicine Conference “The Future is now” in Prague

In June, Peter Pažitný and Daniela Kandilaki attended the 8th Digital Medicine Conference “The Future is now” in Prague, where Peter Pažitný was a guest of a panel discussion on “The Future of Digital Healthcare in the Czech Republic”.
22.6. 2019

Scientific conference on Pharmacoeconomics in Slovakia XXXVII

This year's scientific conference on Pharmacoeconomics in Slovakia XXXVII also focused on management, economics and health technologies. In his lecture, Peter Pažitný focused on the topic "Managerial tools, incentives and regulations in the context of the achievement of the private and social objectives of the Slovak Health Care System".
17.6. 2019

Panel discussion at the conference SK + MED

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the The Slovak Association of Medical Devices Suppliers SK+MED, a conference named Medical Technologies in the Perspective of Slovak Healthcare was held.
21.11. 2018

Peter was awarded the title of Associate Professor

Peter has further developed his successful academic career by being awarded the title of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management of the University of Economics in Prague.
23.7. 2018


In October 2017, Ribera Salud Grupo acquired a 34% stake in Pro Diagnostic Group. After the first successful year, the acquisition process has continued and stake of RSG has now expanded to 66%. Our team congratulates both parties to this success!
30.6. 2018


In June 2018, Peter Pažitný and the former Minister of health Rudolf Zajac have prepared a study to help the Armenian government with the reform of its health insurance system. The study is one of the outputs of the project under the auspices of the World Bank.
25.6. 2018


After becoming a member of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Management in the fall of 2017, Peter was succesfully elected as a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Economics, Prague in June 2018.
3.5. 2018

Workshop for students from the Hilbert College

For the third time in a row we have prepared a workshop for students from Hilbert College (Buffalo, N.Y.). This year, the workshop was focused on the migration and public administration. In addition to the city sightseeing, students were able to visit the premises of the Primate's Palace and discuss with the mayor's adviser on the management of the office. We are looking forward to the next year!
2.4. 2018


Last year, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies arrived with the innovative platform HSPM, which provides a detailed description of health systems and up to date information on reforms and changes in health policy.
9.1. 2018

The Dean's Award for the best publication

Peter Pažitný a Daniela Kandilaki were awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of management at University of Economics (3rd place) for the best publication in the field of "Management" in 2017.  The Dean of Faculty, Mr. Vladislav BÍna appreciated their co-authorship in the publication Health Systems in Transition: Slovakia.
24.10. 2017


Peter has become a member in the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Management at the University of Economics, Prague for the 2017-2020 term of office.
3.10. 2017

Acquisition of PDG

Ribera Salud acquired a 34% stake in Pro Diagnostic Group, a.s. in October 2017. During the acquisition process it relied on strategic advice, analytical services, and communication support from our team. Ribera Salud is the leading healthcare provider in Spain and the author of an innovative model of integrated healthcare provision so called "Alzira model". The shareholders of this international group are Banco Sabadell (50%) and Centene Corporation (50%) which ranked No 19 on the Fortune list of top companies that are changing the world. The acquisition of the largest provider of radiological services in Slovakia, operating diagnostic centers with modalities such as magnetic resonance, CT, USG and PET / CT, is the first strategic step for Ribera Salud when entering the Slovak market. We are looking forward to o a successful cooperation!
25.4. 2017

Workshop for students from the Hilbert College, Buffalo

In April 2017, our team prepared the second workshop for students from Hilbert College, Buffalo. The main themes of this worshop, which were lectured by both internal and external experts, were the functioning of the health system in Slovakia, the way of its financing and the migration crisis in Europe (measures and position of Slovakia). The workshop continued with a free discussion and a city tour.  
29.3. 2017

Strategic cooperation with Schill Dental Clinic

In March 2017, we completed strategic consulting for the private dental clinic Schill Dental Clinic, which resulted in the opening of a new clinic in Košice and the relocation of a Prague office to completely new premises. Strategic cooperation was focused on the growth of its own network of dental clinics in new locations in Slovakia as well as in the Czech Republic.
7.1. 2017

Publication: Health Systems in Transition - Slovakia

Peter and Daniela are co-authors of the new edition of Slovak Health System Review, the main author of which is Martin Smatana (Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic). Michaela Laktišová (Ministry of Health of the SR), Darina Sedláková (WHO Slovak Office) and Monika Palušková (the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry for primary care) were also working on the publication. The publication is part of a series of country profiles published under the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and it provides a detailed description of the healthcare system in Slovakia. Peter was also co-author of the 2011 edition.

Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a consulting company specializing in healthcare. We operate primarily in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic, but our activities reach the whole of Central and Eastern Europe.

Our clients are the leading providers of healthcare, health insurance, strategic investors and private equits. We live in a post-facto period, where many times more depends on "likes" than on facts.

For our work, however, the crucial facts. That's why we approach methodically each problem and try to get relevant data and records. In many cases, we apply precise methods taken from the scientific work. This is a great help to us that, in addition to business consulting, we are engaged in lecturing and scientific work in the academy. We therefore consider methodologies, data and evidence to be key to our work.

What We Do

We provide our clients with consulting services, market analysis, identifying new investment opportunities, creating strategic partnerships, selecting potential acquisition targets, commercial due diligence, comprehensive hospital restructuring plans, hospital transformation plans, expert opinions, process analysis, managerial consulting and acquisition advice.
At the same time, we have long-term research cooperation with international organizations. With the WHO in the area of financial protection, with the European Observatory in the area of the Health in Transition series, with the European Commission in the area of integrated care and artificial intelligence. We are members of the Health Systems and Policy Monitor and the European Network on Financial Protection.


Peter Pažitný

Lecturer of Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes at the Prague University of Economics and Business. He is an economist and holds a MSc in Management of Healthcare Services from Semmelweis University, a PhD in Healthcare Marketing from the Economic University in Bratislava and a doc. from the Faculty of Management at the Prague University of Economics and Business. He was health policy advisor to Ministers of Health in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary and is executive director of CEE Health Policy Network.

Daniela Kandilaki

Research fellow and lecturer at the Prague University of Economics and Business with a specialization in Management of Healthcare Services. She was active in managerial positions in various health care providers.

Lubica Löffler

Lubica is an analyst and consultant in company Pažitný & Kandilaki (since 2017), previously Healthcare Consulting & Research Center (since 2015). She graduated from the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava and she holds a MSc. degree in International Business Administration (specialization Healthcare Management) from the University of Vienna. Lubica is also a coordinator of Central and East European Health Policy Network.

Michal Vašečka

Our external associate Michal Vašečka is sociologist by background. He focuses his interests on issues of ethnicity, race, and migration studies, as well as populism, extremism, social movements, and civil society. As an Associate Professor Michal operates at the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA) since 2015 and at the Pan-European University in Bratislava since 2018. Michal serves as a representative of the Slovak republic in the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), human rights body of the Council of Europe since 2012. In 2018 Michal became a laureate of the Award for special contribution in the field human rights of Minister of Justice of Slovakia. 

Natália Urbanová

Our long-term external associate is also Natália Urbanová who is Assistant to the President of the economic think-tank MESA10. She studied at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management specialized in Accounting and Audit. During 2012 – 2016 she served as an Assistant to the Member of the Slovak Parliament. Natalia worked also as an Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic.



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