|About the book|
· What are the implications of the different levels of health in an enlarged EU?
· Will free movement of goods, services and people within an enlarged EU be good for health and health care?
· What have we learned from past enlargements?
European national policy-makers broadly agree on the core objectives that their health care system should pursue. The list is straightforward: universal access for all citizens, effective care for better health outcomes, efficient use of resources, and high quality services responsive to patient’s concerns. It is a formula that resonates across the political spectrum and which, in various, sometimes inventive configurations, has played a role in most recent European national election campaigns.
While there may be consensus on the broader issues, expectations differ between EU countries, and with the enlargement of 2004 matters become more complex. This book seeks firstly to assess the impact of the enlargement process and then to analyse the challenges that lie ahead in the field of health and health policy. Written by leading health policy analysts, the book investigates a host of areas including: · Health care investment · International recruitment of nurses and doctors · Health and safety · Communicable disease control · European pharmaceutical policy
Health Policy and European Union Enlargement will be of interest to students of health policy, economics, public policy and management, as well as health managers and policy-makers.
Contributors: Tit Albreht, Roza Adany, Ivana Bozicevic, James Buchan, Richard Coker, Evgenia Delcheva, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Anna B. Gilmore, Antero Heloma, Rainer Hess, Elke Jakubowski, Nicholas Jennett, Panos Kanavos, Manuel Lobato, Karen Lock, Laura MacLehose, Martin McKee, Sally Nicholas, Ellen Nolte, Stjepan Oreskovic, Esa Osterberg, Anne Marie Rafferty, Magdalene Rosenmöller, Alison Wright-Reid, Monika Zajac, Witold Zatonski.
|Table of contents|
List of contributors
Series editor’s introduction
Health and enlargement
The process of enlargement
Health status and trends in candidate countries
Health and healthcare in the candidate countries to the European Union: Common challenges, different circumstances and diverse policies
Investing in health for accession
Integration of East Germany into the EU: Investment and health outcomes
The challenges of the free movement of health professionals
Free movement of health professionals: The Polish experience
The market for physicians
Not from our own backyard? The UK, Europe and international recruitment of nurses
Free movement of patients
Closing the gap: Health and safety
Communicable disease control: Detecting and managing communicable disease outbreaks across borders
Free Trade versus the protection of health: the examples of alcohol and tobacco
Opportunities for inter-sectoral health improvement in new Member States – the case for health impact assessment
European pharmaceutical policy and implications for current Member States and candidate countries
Lessons from Spain: Accession, pharmaceuticals and intellectual property rights
Looking beyond the new borders: Stability Pact countries of south-east Europe and accession and health