Health services research in Europe: what about an open marriage?
Busse R, Ettelt S, Hansen J, Klazinga N, Mays N, Schäfer
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In contrast to public health and health
protection, health systems and services are not directly part of the
policy domain of the European Union (EU). They enter it as a result of
policies in other areas, such as harmonization of education, mobility
of labour and services, and competition, and as a result of rulings of
European Court of Justice. The 7th Framework Programme of the EU for
the first time defined health systems and services as a research area
under its Pillar 3, ‘Optimising the delivery of health care to
citizens', aimed to provide the necessary evidence basis for informed
policy decisions on health systems. In light of this increased
attention, DG Research placed a call to organize a conference
dedicated to health services research (HSR) and to receive inputs for
priority setting of research in the area of health systems and
services. A consortium consisting of main players in this field made a
proposal for such a supportive action. The first aim of this project,
HSREPP, was to elicit priorities for HSR in the following areas:
health systems, health-care organizations and service delivery, HTA
and benchmarking. ...