Health Policy and the European Union

  • Ed Randall

Abstract

Observers of the European health scene often begin a review of European Community (EC) (now European Union (EU)) health policies by acknowledging the vast range of health issues and the diversity of policies that are relevant to them (ter Kuile 1992). There are very few human activities which fail to provide an opportunity for aspiring health policy-makers to proffer an opinion or come up with policy recommendations that cross national boundaries. Diseases like AIDS do not recognise international borders and industrial processes that give rise to health endangering pollutants do not respect frontiers. Many industrial and commercial concerns depend for their economic survival upon purchases made by health care systems and operate in more than one country. Health care organisations are themselves major purchasers of services supplied by entrepreneurs keen to operate beyond their own domestic markets.

Keywords

Corn Europe Income Tuberculosis Expense 

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