This is a selection of the key articles and reports on the impact of the economic crisis on population health, health systems, and policymaking in the European region that have been published since 2008. They provide a "reader's digest" of key research in this area. More publications and references can be found in the HFCM database

 

Key publications


European Commission. Health inequalities in the EU — Final report of a consortium. Consortium lead: Sir Michael Marmot. European Commission 2013

Hou X, Velényi EV, Yazbeck AS, Iunes RF, Smith O. Learning from economic downturns : how to better assess, track, and mitigate the impact on the health sector. The World Bank: Washington 2013

Karanikolos M, Mladovsky P, Cylus J, Thomson S, Basu S, Stuckler D, Mackenbach J, McKee M. Financial crisis, austerity, and health in Europe. Lancet 2013 March 27; 381(9874): 1323-1331

Maresso A, Mladovsky P, Thomson S, Sagan A, Karanikolos M, Richardson E, Cylus J, Evetovits T, Jowett M, Figueras J, Kluge H., eds. (2015) Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: country experience. Copenhagen: WHO/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Stamati F, Baeten R. Health care reforms and the crisis, Report 134, European Trade Union Institute 2014

Thomson S, Figueras J, Evetovits T, Jowett M, Mladovsky P, Maresso A, Cylus J, Karanikolos M and Kluge H (2015). Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: impact and implications for policy. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Thomson S, Figueras J, Evetovits T, Jowett M, Mladovsky P, Maresso A, Cylus J, Karanikolos M and Kluge H (2014). Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: impact and implications for policy. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (Policy Summary 12).

Van Gool K, Pearson M. Health, Austerity and Economic Crisis. Assessing the Short-term Impact in OECD countries, OECD Health Working Papers, Sept 2014