June 24, 2018

Health care access in EU

BENCHMARKING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE IN THE EU.Report of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in Health

If access is one of the main features of any health system, we do need better measures to understand the current situation. This is my conclusion after reading the report. Differences across EU countries (and within countries!) are huge in unmet needs , in copayments, in catastrophic expenditures... The surprising figure for me was that Spain is at the top of out of pocket expenditures as a share of household expenditures (3.5%) with Latvia. I have to check it. If so, bad news. Universal healthcare is being questioned. Does someone care about it?