EPC Publications | Europe cannot afford people in bad health – Economics of health and care as a guide for investments by Hans Martens

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In this Commentary, Hans Martens argues that, in order to keep Europe’s health systems sustainable, policy makers need to acknowledge the economic value of health for individuals and society.

Source: EPC Publications | Europe cannot afford people in bad health – Economics of health and care as a guide for investments by Hans Martens

This is an excellent publication and well worth a read.

Putting the article in context, matters are much more urgent after the Brexit referendum. Both the UK and Europe face severe economic uncertainty and squandering money on public healthcare makes no economic sense. There are global best practice exemplars in public healthcare but restrictive practices from powerful unions is often blocking radical change.

Thoughts?

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