• Industry: Healthcare
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 7/18/2012

Issues Monitor: Acute or chronic? The impact of economic crisis on healthcare and health  

Healthcare systems currently face a funding crisis, which is adversely affecting health outcomes. High unemployment and the slow pace of recovery have further weakened the public sector and its ability to supply quality health services in Europe. This trend is spreading to other geographies, including the US, as economies across the globe are far more interdependent than ever before. The current financial crisis is an acute form of what is likely to become chronic in many western economies.

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