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Towards an Optimised Use of Structural Funds in Health

23.11.2010 Category: Position papers

Towards an Optimised Use of Structural Funds in Health


COCIR developed a White Paper “Towards a sustainable healthcare model”1 which calls for a paradigm shift in the European context of the rising pressure and demand on the healthcare systems. Current healthcare systems around the world and across the European Union will become unsustainable if unchanged over the next 15 years. Global healthcare spending represented over 5% of GDP in 1970, 7% in 1990 and 10% in 2009. Europe follows the same spending patterns and pressure is rapidly increasing with the OECD forecasting an increase by 4 to 6 points to reach 15% of GDP across OECD countries. Investment in healthcare, including eHealth, is one of the main socio-economic drivers of the European strategy as it can help to deliver better care for less money.

READ COCIR POSITION PAPER HERE.


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