Access to healthcare in times of crisis

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31 Ottobre 2014
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In the wake of the economic and financial crisis, many European governments have cut spending on healthcare services. At the same time, unemployment, financial strain and reduced prevention have increased the need for certain healthcare services, while falling disposable income has made access toRead more

In the wake of the economic and financial crisis, many European governments have cut spending on healthcare services. At the same time, unemployment, financial strain and reduced prevention have increased the need for certain healthcare services, while falling disposable income has made access to healthcare more difficult for many EU households. This report identifies the groups most likely to face barriers to healthcare as a consequence of the crisis, including a number of new groups that have been generally overlooked by policymakers. It suggests a range of policy pointers, including the need to consider mitigating measures in tandem with policy reform, and suggests policymakers and service providers might consider reviewing crisis responses once financial pressures on EU Member States begin to ease: they may consider, in particular: investing more in working conditions of healthcare staff, apart from salaries, as an effective option to tackle staff shortages; developing alternative care infrastructures to nursing homes and hospital care; making investments in the short run (in ICT, self-help facilities, home care and ambulatory care) to free up resources in the longer term. 

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  • Relazione

    Numero di pagine: 
    76
    N. di riferimento: 
    EF1442
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1215-6
    N. di catalogo: 
    TJ-01-14-695-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/70615
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    Access to healthcare in times of crisis

    In the wake of the economic and financial crisis, many European governments have cut spending on healthcare services. At the same time, unemployment, financial strain and reduced prevention have increased the need for certain healthcare services, while falling disposable income has made access to healthcare more difficult for many EU households.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    N. di riferimento: 
    EF14421
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    Accesso all'assistenza sanitaria in tempi di crisi

    Autore(i): 
    Eurofound

    Sulla scia della crisi economica e finanziaria, molti governi europei hanno tagliato la spesa per i servizi sanitari. Al contempo disoccupazione, tensioni finanziarie e minore prevenzione hanno incrementato il bisogno di determinati servizi sanitari, mentre il minore reddito disponibile ha reso l'accesso all'assistenza sanitaria più difficile per molte famiglie dell'UE. La presente relazione identifica i gruppi che con più probabilità affronteranno barriere all'assistenza sanitaria come risultato della crisi, inclusi diversi nuovi gruppi che sono stati in genere trascurati dai responsabili politici. Suggerisce una serie di spunti per le politiche, ivi compresa la necessità di considerare misure di mitigazione in combinazione a una riforma politica. Suggerisce inoltre che i responsabili politici e i fornitori di servizi potrebbero considerare il riesame delle risposte alla crisi una volta che inizieranno a diminuire le pressioni finanziarie sugli Stati membri dell'UE.

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