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

© Cambridge University Press 2010
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First published 2010
Reprinted 2010
ISBN 978-0-521-76138-3 Hardback
ISBN 978-0-521-74756-1 Paperback

This book, a co-publication by the OSE and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, was funded by the Belgian federal health authorities (SPF Santé Publique) and the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI/INAMI). It offers a state of the art of academic discussion on a number of current and emerging governance issues in EU healthcare policy, including regulatory, legal, ‘new governance’ and policy-making dynamics.

The study looks into different areas of EU policy and law-making that have an impact on national healthcare systems. It provides policy-makers with a compelling and rigorous analysis of the real and potential impacts of EU integration on the organisation of healthcare provision and the protection of public health, highlighting the need to balance economic and social imperatives.

The editors


Elias Mossialos

London School of Economics and Political Science, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Govin Permanand

London School of Economics and Political Science and World Health Organization, Copenhagen

Rita Baeten

Observatoire Social Européen

Tamara K. Hervey

University of Sheffield