Health, health systems and the crisis in six countries

A new set of six case studies, analysing the impact of the financial crisis on health systems and population health, has just been published. The countries covered (Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania and Portugal) were affected relatively harder than most other European states. Each case study analyses how the severe fiscal pressures applied on the health budgets from 2008 onwards have pushed policy makers in these countries to respond in different ways.