Conference, 11 December 2008, Brussels
HEALTH SYSTEMS GOVERNANCE IN EUROPE :
THE ROLE OF EU LAW AND POLICY
 
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Press release
New study looks at the broader impact of EU integration on health systems’ governance
 

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Euro Observer

The Health Policy Bulletin of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Autumn 2008,
 

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The Book

 

Health Systems Governance in Europe: the role of EU law and policy

Edited by

  • Elias Mossialos
    Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, and Director, LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science and Co-Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • Govin Permanand
    Programme Manager, Health Evidence Network, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and Visiting Research Fellow, LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Rita Baeten 
    Senior Policy Analyst, Observatoire Social Européen (European Social Observatory)
  • Tamara Hervey
    Professor of Law and Convenor of the Centre for the Study of Law in Society, University of Sheffield
Commentators increasingly have highlighted that there is a dissonance in the European approach to health policy. Within the European Union, the Treaties stipulate healthcare as an area of exclusive Member State authority, but issues pertaining to healthcare financing, delivery and provision are affected by other elements of EU policy, particularly via the Single European Market. These impacts have resulted in a growing role for the European Court of Justice in setting precedents, and in turn, have fed into a tension with the social solidarity values that underpin many national healthcare systems. What and where are these impacts? What are the emergent tensions? And what are the results for national policy-makers in Europe and their responses? These are among the questions addressed in this volume. In analysing key thematic and sector issues, and drawing on policy and legal expertise, the book provides not only a comprehensive and topical overview, but a multidisciplinary analysis of developments related to EU law and policies that have an impact on national healthcare systems within Europe.

A co-publication by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Polices and the Observatoire social européen, Brussels. 

Published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

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Euro Observer

The Health Policy Bulletin of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Autumn 2008, Volume 10, Number 3
 

A special issue of Euro Observer presents executive summaries of a selection
of topics analysed in the book.

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