Keynote 3: Inequalities in European health systems – economics versus access
Friday, 29 March 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
The fact that there are inequalities in health systems worldwide and also in Europe is out of discussion. Reasons for those differences can be the different health care systems (e.g. Bismarck or Beveridge), different drug prices, income of people, environmental circumstances people live in and many reasons more. With this keynote lecture EAHP wants to give an overview on those differences with a focus on the affordability and accessibility of drugs in the different European health care settings.
After the keynote, participants should be able to: • list the problems with affordability and accessibility of drugs in the health care system; • discuss the different measures health care systems try to implement to overcome problems due to high price drugs.
Educational need addressed
Information about affordability of health care, knowledge on differences in diseases related to different environments and the reactions on this by politicians and societies are important for hospital pharmacists to work efficiently in health care systems.
Keywords: inequality, health care systems, affordability, accessibility, drugs, pricing.