The attack on universal health coverage in Europe: recession, austerity and unmet needs

@inproceedings{Reeves2015TheAO,
  title={The attack on universal health coverage in Europe: recession, austerity and unmet needs},
  author={Aaron Reeves and Martin McKee and David Stuckler},
  booktitle={European journal of public health},
  year={2015}
}
More than 1.5 million extra people have unmet need for healthcare since the beginning of the economic crisis in Europe. The advent of the Great Recession has placed Europe’s health systems under severe pressure, with real terms cuts to funding in many countries.1 Accounts in the peer-reviewed literature and popular media have catalogued examples of vulnerable groups and individuals unable to access necessary care.2 Although there have been case-studies of Spain, Greece and other individual… CONTINUE READING

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