Cross-border health care in Europe

This new policy summary explores how European health systems are responding to increasing patient and professional mobility across the European Union. Recent legislative changes which clarify patient entitlements to cross-border care are likely to have important impacts on national and EU-wide policies. However, measures to optimise implementation of clinical guidelines, discharge summaries, use of technologies and regulation of professional standards are all likely to be beneficial for patients receiving care in their home country as well as for those who travel abroad.