The public health effect of economic crises and alternative policy responses in Europe: an empirical analysis.

@article{Stuckler2009ThePH,
  title={The public health effect of economic crises and alternative policy responses in Europe: an empirical analysis.},
  author={David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu and Marc Suhrcke and Adam Coutts and Martin McKee},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={374 9686},
  pages={315-23}
}
BACKGROUND There is widespread concern that the present economic crisis, particularly its effect on unemployment, will adversely affect population health. We investigated how economic changes have affected mortality rates over the past three decades and identified how governments might reduce adverse effects. METHODS We used multivariate regression, correcting for population ageing, past mortality and employment trends, and country-specific differences in health-care infrastructure, to… CONTINUE READING
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