Are Health Systems National?

ARE HEALTH SYSTEMS NATIONAL? - PERCEPTIONS AND REALITIES




INTRODUCTION

The question of whether health systems are national will be answered using a two fold approach:

1. An examination of EU health / health care policy through an examination of Treaties and Directives that affect:

-* Health professionals
-* Consumers
-* Health services and EU competition policy
-* Pharmaceuticals/ medical devices
-* Voluntary health insurance

2. An examination of a group of multinational companies active in the health care sector that are likely to benefit from further liberalisation.

-* Aetna/ING
-* CIGNA
-* Medicover
-* Capio
-* Fresenius
-* Euromedic
-* Quest Diagnostics
-* ISS
-* SODEXHO


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