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Author Dawson, Diane ♦ Drummond, Michael
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Increased European integration offers challenges for policy makers in the domains of harmonisation, regulation and market structure. The organisation of health care is an area of policy reserved exclusively to the member states. However, the accumulating measures to remove barriers to movement of goods, services, capital and labour are increasingly eroding the ways in which national governments can control the health care sector. This paper examines a number of important developments in European policy. One example is the move from harmonisation of drug licensing towards harmonisation of procedures for assessing cost-effectiveness of health technologies. Another is the way recent judgements of the European Court of Justice, on freedom of patients to obtain insured cross-border health care, have raised questions over national control of the health benefit package. The paper assesses the likely impact of these and similar developments and identifies lessons for policy makers. 1
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article