The impact of financial crisis on health systems in Europe: a review of practices during recession

The impact of financial crisis on health systems in Europe: a review of practices during recession
WHO/Europe | European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies -. 2014.
The financial crisis of 2008/2009, and subsequent fiscal austerity policies, have created concerns that public health and health systems will be adversely affected. While a significant body of work has attempted to evaluate the susceptibility of health status to economic crises, there is relatively little analysis of how these downturns influence policies on health systems. This subject remains timely in Europe, as health ministers seek evidence that can inform decision-making and negotiations at the highest political levels about how to maximise health system efficiency during a period of budget constraint. The main objectives of the study are to: develop a conceptual framework for identifying health system responses to the financial crisis; map and assess health system reforms undertaken in response to the financial crisis across Europe; identify policy lessons and practices.
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Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Estonia, Latvia.
economic recession.
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