Document paper Access to Medical Technology Value-based healthcare Value-Based Procurement

Economic Value as a guide to invest in Health and Care — Concept Framework

European health systems are under pressure from many angles. To secure the future of the European model with universal coverage and equal access for the population it will be crucial for decision-makers to move towards having better knowledge of how health influences the socioeconomic environment. This will enable them to make the most economically advantageous choices in order to maximise the value of the investments in health and care[1]. This thinking is akin to that captured in the European Commission’s “Investing in Health” staff working document, published as part of the “Social Investment Package”[2]. This complements the EU Commission Communication “Towards Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion” by showing how investing in health contributes to the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth[3].

Posted on 25.08.2016

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