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

Health care systems

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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?

More evidence that the NHS is providing substandard care « Adam Smith Institute

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This is a must-read article from top economic think-tank, the ASI.

More evidence that the NHS is providing substandard care « Adam Smith Institute

The ASI article makes the same arguments that John Gelmini and I have been making on this blog for nearly five years. Surely, it’s time for the mainstream media and political establishment to be more honest with UK voters.

Read the article with its link to related research and decide for yourself. Let me cite the ASI’s conclusion:

Unfortunately, most UK politicians seem deeply committed to maintaining the status quo and providing Brits with substandard care. But slowly, evidence is finding its way into the heart of the healthcare debate, and the successes of market-based systems in Europe can’t be ignored much longer, as the NHS continues on to its breaking point.

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