Euro-Sante :: Euro-Health

This is a summary of some emerging and salient issues related to the UK departure from the EU. Workforce It is estimated that the UK recruits 7000 nurses and 2000 doctors annually from the EU. The UK is currently unable to meet its workforce requirements for the NHS from its domestic higher education system. To… » read more

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It is in the interests of the Commission to play countries off against each other in order to demonstrate the inescapable logic of the “European project”. The Commission suffers from the so-called “secretariat problem”: it is not a member state but a “secretariat” for the member states, and in this way pursues its own interests… » read more

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Ann Glover, as reported on Euractiv (here): But it appears she also found it difficult to disentangle the Commission’s evidence gathering processes from what she calls the “political imperative” that’s behind them. … To back its policy proposals, the Commission often outsources the evidence-gathering part of the job to external consulting firms, which provide ‘impact… » read more

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We are awash with regulation. Healthcare and medicines are particularly affected. For instance, in their wisdom, European lawmakers have deemed it inappropriate for medicines to be advertised. And this in the 21st century, with open information access, calls for transparency and the empowered and informed patient. Of course, the logic of such restrictions reflect real-world… » read more

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Continuing with my thoughts today on excess costs (last post was on medicines waste), I thought I think about excess hospitalisation, another type of waste. Excess risk of hospitalisation is calculated as the difference between observed hospitalisation (for a condition) and expected population rates. What are the determinants of excess hospitalisation? Excess hospitalisation can be… » read more

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