Eurohealth

Research. Debate. Policy. News.

Eurohealth  is a quarterly publication that provides a forum for researchers, policy-makers and experts to express their views on health policy issues and so contribute to a constructive debate on health policy in Europe.

Editorial Team

David McDaid, Editor
Sherry Merkur, Editor
Anna Maresso, Editor
Willy Palm, Editorial Advisor
Elias Mossialos, Founding Editor

Objectives

The aim of Eurohealth  is to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the policy-making community by providing an opportunity for the publication of evidence-based articles, debates, and discussions on contemporary health system and health policy issues.

Regular features

Each issue of Eurohealth includes the following sections: Eurohealth Observer  – reporting on widely applicable international and European health policy areas with a particular topic focus for each issue; Eurohealth International – contains articles on topics with relevance to countries beyond Europe’s borders; Eurohealth Systems and Policies - analysis of the latest reforms or topical issues on the country level from experts working in the field; and Eurohealth Monitor – draws attention to new publications and news.

Backed by experts throughout Europe

The Editorial Team is based at LSE Health, and works with an Editorial Board. Eurohealth  is also supported by an international Advisory Board, which is comprised of a distinguished list of academics and policy-makers from leading health policy research centres, national Ministries of Health and international organisations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Parliament. Eurohealth  is also able to draw on the expertise of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, which brings together eminent academics and research centres from across Europe.

Current issue

The latest issue of Eurohealth is now available to download:
Eurohealth Volume 23 Number 2

New Eurohealth on Measuring Efficiency in Health Care

Edited by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid, this issue’s Eurohealth published by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies  (in which LSE Health is a partner) looks at measuring efficiency in health care. Being able to measure efficiency is one of the cornerstones of assessing the performance of health systems, and can help to achieve several objectives. This issue’s Eurohealth Observer section features two articles that explore central issues related to measuring the performance of health systems - Identify the causes of inefficiencies in health systems and The challenges of using cross-national comparisons of efficiency to inform health policy. The International Section contains a mix of articles covering the following areas: Does big data promise a better quality of life?; The SELFIE Framework for integrated care for multi-morbidity; Focusing on benefits beyond the health sector using the example of health literacy; and new draft EU Directive submits the regulation of health professions to a proportionality test. Then, the Systems and Policies section looks at new measures to increase the health budget in Romania, followed by Eurohealth Monitor.

Back issues of Eurohealth (Volumes 5 - 22) can be found in our archive.

Subscribe to Eurohealth

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Eurohealth guidelines for authors

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