Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.21 - General medical practice activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Minister of Health announced the establishment of 200 new teams in the public primary health care sector. The Croatian Health Insurance Fund (Hrvatski zavod za zdravstveno osiguranje, HZZO) believes that there is a need to improve the quality of health care by employing 200 new medical doctors. The new recruits will help reduce pressure on existing health care teams. In Croatia there are currently 2,340 general practitioners and according to data from the Croatian General Practice/Family Medicine Coordination (Koordinacija hrvatske obiteljske medicine, KoHOM), every doctor performs 25 to 30 exams daily, and 60 to 80 various procedures linked to the patients’ needs. In rural regions the workload is even bigger. General practitioners have long warned about the danger of the situation, as the heavy workload jeopardises the quality of health care services. Lowering the number of patients per doctor should improve the quality and accessibility of health care in Croatia.


  • 6 November 2016: index.hr
  • 6 November 2016: novilist.hr


Eurofound (2016), Croatian Health Insurance Fund, Business expansion in Croatia, factsheet number 89045, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89045.