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Author Topic: Report: Major trends, challenges and emerging issues in Health
J.S. Leis
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Post Report: Major trends, challenges and emerging issues in Health
on: May 17, 2011, 06:02

Authors: Maurits Butter (TNO), Miriam Leis (TNO), Christine Balch (TNO), Totti Könnölä (IPTS), Victor van Rij (minOCW), Petra Schaper-Rinkel, Matthias Weber, Joachim Klerx (AIT), Ozcan Saritas (MIOIR), Effie Amanatidou (MIOIR), Jennifer Cassingena-Harper (MCST)

"Health and social services are set to become increasingly important commodities as European society grows older. But a growing demand for services that are provided in many Member States by the public sector is creating unprecedented pressures on health systems. Despite differences in political approaches and institutional frameworks health sector in Europe in all European Union (EU) face similar challenges, notably the need to adjust to demographic ageing and to changing employment and family patterns. At issue is the increasing level of resources devoured by health and social care systems year on year. Moreover, the prospect of social and demographic changes anticipated over the coming 20 years leaves many in despair as to how existing systems will cope."

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