There is a fundamental contradiction at the core of health policy in the EU that makes it difficult to draw a line between EU and Member State responsibilities. This book thus offers a comprehensive discussion of a number of current and emerging governance issues in EU health policy.
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 ...
Author: Elias Mossialos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Duran A Rechel B (Saltman R, authors)
The aim of the present volume is to explore the consequences of the impact of the EU rules for the internal market (including the proposed Directive on patients’ rights) and competition on national health care systems. It will also address how related areas, such as EU public procurement law and WTO law, influence national healthcare organisation and Member State autonomy.
Hervey T (2007) New governance responses to health care migration in the EU:
the EU guidelines on block purchasing. Maastricht J Eur Comparative Law 14(3)
Hervey T, Vanhercke B (2010) Health care and the EU: the law and policy ...
Author: Johan Willem van de Gronden
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
New approaches to governance have attracted significant scholarly attention in recent years. Commentators on both sides of the Atlantic have identified, charted and evaluated the rise and spread of forms of governance, forms which seem to differ from previous regulatory and legal paradigms. In Europe, the emergence of the Open Method of Coordination has provided a focal point for new governance studies. In the US, scholarship on issues such as collaborative problem-solving, democratic experimentalism, and problem-solving courts exemplify the interest in similar developments. This book covers diverse policy sectors and subjects, including the environment, education, anti-discrimination, food safety and many others. While some chapters concentrate on the operation of new governance mechanisms in a federal and multilevel context and others look at the relationship between public and private mechanisms and settings, what all the contributors share in common is the pursuit of effective mechanisms for addressing complex social problems, and the challenges they raise for our understanding of law and constitutionalism, and of legal and constitutional values.
Constitutionalism The health care case study reveals strongly that the CT's formal
articulation of the constitutional norm to the effect that the governance of health
care is a matter for Member States is at odds with the emerging practice that ...
Author: Gráinne de Búrca
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
"This book focuses on the data mining and knowledge management implications that lie within online government"--Provided by publisher.
However, the variety of approaches as already illustrated in the three examples
reveals that no uniform scenario, or route map for governance reforms,
applicable to all hospitals in all European health care systems, is available (nor
would be ...
Author: Rahman, Hakikur
Publisher: IGI Global
This book deals with the critical empirical void created by the speed at which healthcare restructuring has taken place in Europe. Chapters explore the political uncertainty and budgetary pressures which have led governments increasingly to turn to New Public Management (NPM)-style reforms to attempt to balance the financial viability of public health structures, with democratic imperatives to maintain socially just outcomes. The authors of this volume consider how governments have therefore shifted identities from principal care providers to contractual monitors, setting targets increasingly directed toward third-party managers in quasi-markets and the private sector. Drawing upon extensive data from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, and Israel, the contributions explore the often unexpected policy outputs and outcomes engendered by such reforms.
Macroeconomic constraints and health challenges facing European health
systems. In R. Saltman, J. Fiegueras, & C. Sakellarides (Eds.), Critical challenges
for health care reform in Europe. Buckingham, England: Open University Press.
Author: Paola Mattei
Category: Political Science
Health constitutes a core element of welfare states and a vital nerve in the trust relation between citizen and their governments. Focusing on the health sector, this book analyzes the closely interwoven relationship between the European Union and Member States. The authors explore the dynamic and multi-fold process of de-nationalizing health policies and illustrate how European policies develop in a sector that still appears to be under exclusively national competence. They describe the multiple forms and ways the Europeanization process takes, driven by market integration, public health crises and politics of consumer protection. The authors also provide a detailed analysis of key topics: the pharmaceutical sector, market regulation of medical goods and devices, food safety, the blood provision and plasma industry, European politics on bioethics, and risk reduction in the field of drug abuse. Providing a comprehensive and informed assessment of the Europeanization process in the field of health policies, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of health, European integration and policy-making.
European. integration. and. health. policy. A. peculiar. relationship. Wolfram.
Lamping. Europe matters. But why, and how, and ... and contradictions between
economic and social integration within the new EU social policy governance
Author: Monika Steffen
Category: Political Science
How successful was the EU's Lisbon Strategy? This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of the Strategy and reflects on its key developments during its 10-year cycle. The volume contains both theoretical and empirical contributions by some of the leading scholars of EU studies across the social sciences.
Mossialos, G. Permanand, R. Baeten and T. Hervey (eds), Health Systems
Governance in Europe: The Role of EU Lawand Policy, Cambridge: Cambridge
UniversityPress. Headsof State or Government of the Euro Area (2011)
Conclusions of ...
Author: P. Copeland
Category: Political Science
On the first one , with regards to Europe , we are taking down two brigades in
Europe , and frankly , those two brigades were not even - I mean , we have got
four brigades in Europe . Those two were not even in Europe . They were
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Category: United States
This collection offers a timely analysis of the most pressing issues relating to the interaction between market integration and the provision of public services in the EU. Addressing both underlying systemic issues and case-studies of particular service sectors, the book confronts core tensions at the heart of the EU's social and economic policy.
Public health services are both a potent symbol and an important test for the
European Union and its legal order. ... G Permanand, R Baeten, T Hervey (eds),
Health Systems Governance in Europe: the rope of EU law and policy (2010), ...
Author: Marise Cremona
Publisher: Oxford University Press
1. The political pressure to change how hospital governance is currently organized comes from a mix of sources, including increasing costs, technological advances, changing patterns of disease, and growing patient expectations.2. This pressure to reform has prompted a review of hospital ownership and a drive, in many countries, to decentralize hospital governance.3. The key trends in decentralizing hospital governance, which may not be compatible with each other, include increasing hospital autonomy and more direct managerial control of hospitals; and decentralization to newly created administrative layers in the health system:- Hospitals with greater autonomy are perceived to be more flexible in meeting the needs of the local population and, thanks to active purchasing, more efficient performers.- Decentralizing hospital governance to allow decision making at the local level is seen as a way of promoting responsiveness to communities and to changing patterns of disease; it is also a means of moving responsibility for funding or adopting technological advances away from central government.4. Despite these apparent merits of decentralized hospital governance, there is an explicit need to:- acknowledge the tension between potential efficiency gains from centralization and the potential to improve responsiveness and flexibility with greater decentralization.- address investment decisions (e.g. strategic planning of hospital infrastructure) to ensure geographical equity and efficiency and to balance this with the 'narrower focus' decision making in a locally run system.5. There are good examples of authorities in systems with decentralized hospital governance collaborating to overcome equity and efficiency concerns, but the specific institutional and political contexts make it difficult to transfer successful models from one country to another.6. More broadly, unless this is supported by the existing country context, policy-makers will struggle to achieve the desired degree of decentralization in hospital governance.
More broadly, unless this is supported by the existing country context, policy-makers will struggle to achieve the desired degree of decentralization in hospital governance.
Author: Bernd Rechel
Preparedness and rigorous planning on community, state, and regional levels are critical to containing the threat of pandemic illness. Steeped in research and recommendations from lessons learned, Pandemic Planning describes the processes necessary for the efficient and effective preparation, prevention, response, and recovery from a pandemic threa
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Author: J. Eric Dietz
Publisher: CRC Press
Alessio Terzi>|< The “Mediterranean Paradigm” which distinguishes the
Beveridge systems of Southern Europe from those ... This heritage, together with
the links between the political system and the health systems, results in the fact
that the ...
Author: Fosco Foglietta
Category: Social Science
This is the first book to examine the processes of territorial federalization and decentralization of health systems in Europe drawing from an interdisciplinary economics, public policy and political science approach. It contains key theoretical and empirical features that allow an understanding of when health care decentralization is successful.
[Hospital Structure inahistorical perspective.] Häkkinen,U.(2005) Theimpactof
changes in Finland's health care system, Health Economics 14: 101–18. John, P.
(2001).Local Governance inWesternEurope. London: SAGE Publications.
Author: J. Costa-Font
Category: Social Science
Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations
This chapter will initially focus on systems of governance within the NHS,
primarily in England though the importance of governance in healthcare systems
is highlighted in the World Health Organization (WHO) and European Health ...
Author: Sue Macdonald
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Medical devices are the bread and butter from which health care and clinical research are derived. Such devices are used for patient care, genetic testing, clinical trials, and experimental clinical investigations. Without medical devices, there is no clinical research or patient care. Without life-adjusting devices, there are no medical procedures or surgery. Without life-saving and life-maintaining devices, there is no improvement in well-being and quality of life. Without innovative medical devices and experimentation, there can be no medical progress or patient safety. Medical devices and medical technology are used to create or support many different products and medical-surgical procedures. This volume on the regulation of medical devices in the European Union, with a focus on France, tackles a topic of interdisciplinary interest and significance for policymakers in countries around the globe. The EU regulatory regime is one of three global regional regimes, and medical products manufactured in EU countries are sold worldwide. As countries confront an aging population on a global scale, with associated increases in chronic diseases, physical handicaps, and multi-morbidity, there will inevitably be an increase in the demand for health services and, concomitantly, the use of medical devices in medical and surgical procedures. This will be the case regardless of whether services are delivered in hospitals, doctors' offices, or at home. The associated risks of a particular device will be the same whatever the country of origin for the device, or where the need occurs. Revolutionary medical advances increase diagnostic capabilities, but they increase the potential of harm and risks to patients. Medical technologies and devices are used ethically most of the time; yet they have the potential for unethical use when scientific medicine is elevated over human life and death. Assumptions that are taken for granted can be dangerous to a patient's health. That is why our understanding of appropriate and effective regulation of medical devices is significant to all people on all continents.
European Union Policymaking and the Implementation of Health and Patient
Safety in France Christa Altenstetter ... Agence Nationale d'Accréditation et d'
Evaluation en Santé (ANAES), see Government Document République
Francaise. Agence Nationale de la Sécurité Sanitaire des ... International Journal
of Technology Assessment in Health Care 18 (December 2003): 1035-1055. ----
Author: Christa Altenstetter
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Ranging from influence over world trade laws affecting health to population health issues such as obesity to the use of comparative data to affect policy, the EU’s public health policies are increasingly important, visible, expensive and effective. They also provide an invaluable case study for those who want to understand the growth and impact of the EU as well as how states can affect their populations’ lives and health. European Union Public Health Policy capitalizes on extensive new research, providing an introduction to the topic and indicating new intellectual directions surrounding the topic. An introductory section and extended conclusion explore the meaning of public health, the relationship of EU public health policy to health care policy, and the place of public health in the study of European integration and Europeanization. Focusing on health system transformation, global health governance and population health, the chapters address: Relevant policy issues and EU policies; Effects of the EU policies on practice or outcomes; An explanation of the policy trajectory; Current issues and likely future directions or conflicts. Drawing together an international and multidisciplinary selection of experts, this volume is an important contribution for all those interested in public health policy, EU health policy and EU governance.
81) European governance and clinical practice guidelines The European Union (
EU) has few legal tools and administrative institutions at their disposition to
regulate health care systems in Europe, as this domain primarily remains the
Author: Scott L. Greer
Health care and its financing will not be harmonized within the European Union (EU). Therefore, the differences between the health systems of the member-states in a Single European Market are gaining in relevance. The process of economic integration also effects health. This book integrates economics, law, social, political and health sciences in the analysis of health care issues in the EU. It covers the development of health systems and policy in the community, the markets for pharmaceuticals and for medical devices, EU-trends in hospital financing, issues in the comparison of financing systems, especially in the field of private expenditures, reforms of health care financing in social security systems and national health services in the EU and cross-border health care between EU member-states. The results feature an up-to date overview on the European dimension of health care and its financing. The book is relevant to experts in health care organizations, policy, industry and research.
Sectoral governance of the medical devices industry in capitalist economies is
increasingly subject to the dynamics of European integration through market and
policy intervention . Individually and jointly , these integrative dynamics have an ...
Author: Reiner Leidl
Publisher: IOS Press
Category: Business & Economics
Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada. Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.
“New Governance in the European Union: A Theoretical Perspective.” Journal of
Common Market Studies 42, no. 1: 121–42. http:// dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0021-
9886.2004.00479.x. European Commission. 2001. “European Governance: A
Author: Gregory P. Marchildon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science