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Health Systems Governance in Europe: The Role of European Union Law and Policy
     

Health Systems Governance in Europe: The Role of European Union Law and Policy

by Elias Mossialos, Govin Permanand, Rita Baeten, Tamara K. Hervey
 

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ISBN-10: 0521747562

ISBN-13: 9780521747561

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

There is a fundamental contradiction at the core of health policy in the European Union that makes it difficult to draw a line between EU and Member State responsibilities. This raises a number of difficult questions for policy makers and practitioners as they struggle to interpret both 'hard' and 'soft' laws at EU and Member State level and to reconcile tensions

Overview

There is a fundamental contradiction at the core of health policy in the European Union that makes it difficult to draw a line between EU and Member State responsibilities. This raises a number of difficult questions for policy makers and practitioners as they struggle to interpret both 'hard' and 'soft' laws at EU and Member State level and to reconcile tensions between economic and social imperatives in health care. This book addresses these complex questions by combining analysis of the underlying issues with carefully chosen case studies that illustrate how broader principles are played out in practice. Each chapter addresses a topical area in which there is considerable debate and potential uncertainty.

The book thus offers a comprehensive discussion of a number of current and emerging governance issues in EU health policy, including regulatory, legal, 'new governance' and policy-making dynamics, and the application of the legal framework in these areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521747561
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Series:
Health Economics, Policy and Management Series
Pages:
786
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of figure vii

List of tables viii

List of boxes ix

List of contributors x

Foreword xii

Acknowledgments xv

List of abbreviations xvii

1 Health systems governance in Europe: the role of European Union law and policy Elias Mossialos Govin Permanand Rita Baeten Tamara Hervey 1

2 Health care and the EU: the law and policy patchwork Tamara Hervey Bart Vanhercke 84

3 EU regulatory agencies and health protection Govin Permanand Ellen Vos 134

4 The hard politics of soft law: the case of health Scott L. Greer Bart Vanhercke 186

5 Public health policies Martin McKee Tamara Hervey Anna Gilmore 231

6 Fundamental rights and health care Jean McHale 282

7 EU competition law and public services Tony Prosser 315

8 EU competition law and health policy Julia Lear Elias Mossialos Beatrix Karl 337

9 Public procurement and state aid in national health care systems Vassilis Hatzopoulos 379

10 Private health insurance and the internal market Sarah Thomson Elias Mossialos 419

11 Free movement of services in the EU and health care Wouter Gekiere Rita Baeten Willy Palm 461

12 Enabling patient mobility in the EU: between free movement and coordination Willy Palm Irene A. Glinos 509

13 The EU legal framework on e-health Stefaan Callens 561

14 EU law and health professionals Miek Peeters Martin McKee Sherry Merkur 589

15 The EU pharmaceuticals market: parameters and pathways Leigh Hancher 635

Bibliography 683

Index 745

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