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    Reducing hospital beds: what are the lessons to be learned?

    For many people, the hospital has come to symbolize the modern health care system. Yet in many countries, the role of the acute hospital is changing, with an emphasis on outpatient diagnosis and treatment as well as alternatives to long-term hospital care, leading to reductions in numbers of hospital bed...

    Cross border health care in Europe

    This policy brief provides a review of current information and issues relating to cross-border health care in Europe. Following an overview of current patterns of patient mobility, the policy brief looks in turn at the legal framework for mobility, the financial implications, approaches to quality monito...

    Configuring the hospital in the 21st century

    In this policy brief, we will take a fresh look at the hospital, and examine the questions that policy-makers need to be asking about its role in the health care system. Although most health care takes places outside hospitals, for most people, they have come to symbolize the health care system. The capa...

    Policy summary 5: health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe

    When confronted by an economic shock affecting the health sector, policymakers may decide to maintain, decrease or increase current levels of public expenditure on health. With each option they could also reallocate funds within the health system to enhance efficiency. A range of tools can be used to alt...

    Policy summary 5: health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe

    Economic shocks present policy-makers with three main challenges:o Health systems require predictable sources of revenue. Sudden interruptions to public revenue streams can make it difficult to maintain necessary levels of health care.o Cuts to public spending on health made in response to an economic sh...

    Policy brief 10: how can health systems respond to population ageing?

    All countries in Europe are experiencing an ageing of their populations, a trend that is projected to continue until at least the middle of the twenty-first century. This process is often regarded as a major cause of upward pressure on health care costs. However, analyses of health care expenditure show ...