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Healthcare in Europe Report

Healthcare in Europe


The Finance and Reimbursement systems of 11 European countries – comparison of healthcare


Healthcare systems differ in their design, in the amounts and types of resources they use, and in the health outcomes and other results they attain. But healthcare policymakers share common goals and can learn from each other’s experiences as to what works, and what does not, when making changes to healthcare systems intended to improve performance.
The finance and reimbursement of healthcare can be arranged in almost as many ways as there are industrialized countries. This study is a survey of the finance and reimbursement systems of healthcare in 11 European countries. Each country description consists of:

• Section 1. Introduction: government responsibility for the healthcare system.
• Section 2. Finance system: how healthcare is financed and delivered.
• Section 3. Benefit package and co-payments.
• Section 4. Pharmaceutical: regulation
• Section 5. Primary care and hospitals: the structure and finance of subsystems including
healthcare professionals.
• Section 6. Recent developments: a description of recent developments in the healthcare sector.

Structure – Part 1
This section starts with a general introduction to the difficulties of making international comparisons. This is followed by three sections that describe the finance models employed in different healthcare systems. The role of the European Commission (EC) on the pharmaceutical market is described in paragraph 1.4., by way of introduction to the different national policies on pharmaceuticals. It ends by enumerating the similar goals all countries are pursuing in their reforms.

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HCE2018_01 Comparisons of Healthcare systems 2018

HCE2018_02 Belgium

HCE2018_03 Finland

HCE2018_04 France

HCE2018_05 Germany

HCE2018_06 Greece

HCE2018_07 Italy

HCE2018_08 The Netherlands

HCE2018_09 Spain

HCE2018_10 Sweden

HCE2018_11 Switzerland

HCE2018_12 United Kingdom

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