Positive Externalities of EU Actions on Sustainability of Health Systems

Sophie Guthmuller, Paruolo Paulo, Verzillo Stefano

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sustainability of Health Care Systems in Europe. Contributions to Economic Analysis
Editors Badi H. Baltagi and Francesco Moscone
Place of PublicationVolume 295
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Pages1 - 21
ISBN (Print)978-1-83909-499-6
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Publication statusPublished - 2021

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