Positive Externalities of EU Actions on Sustainability of Health Systems

Guthmuller, Sophie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9115-304X and Paulo, Paruolo and Stefano, Verzillo (2021) Positive Externalities of EU Actions on Sustainability of Health Systems. In: The Sustainability of Health Care Systems in Europe. Contributions to Economic Analysis. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Volume 295. pp. 1-21. ISBN 978-1-83909-499-6

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This chapter summarises the role of EU actions in supporting health care policies in the EU Member States, both looking at implemented actions and describing current priorities for the future. It argues that these coordinated actions can be beneficial for EU Member States by helping them to avoid duplication of effort and to attain economies of scale. Moreover, data sharing with proper safeguards can unleash vast amount of "learning what works" both for medical treatments and for healthcare sustainability measures. The need for this common learning appears ever more urgent while facing the health and economic consequences of the present pandemic.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Health policy; Europe; sustainability; health system;evidence-based policy; what works
Classification Codes: JEL classification: I18
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Sozialpolitik > Health Economics and Policy
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Sophie Guthmuller
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 09:01
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021 09:01
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/99062/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/8049


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