Health and healthcare systems in European countries and elsewhere are perpetually stressed – with rising demand and technical capabilities, yet always limited available resources. Within health systems, the institutions and facilities called ‘hospitals’ appear dominant, both in their delivery capability and costs incurred. Is this a problem? Should care delivery and resources be redirected to the primary level, and would good public health measures remove the need for such extensive health repair functions anyway? A group of authors from government, academia, finance and consultancy has recently completed a book offering some fresh thoughts on this (Understanding Hospitals in Changing Health Systems, A. Durán & S. Wright (eds.), c, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

At #EHMA2020 we will have the pleasure to hear directly from the authors where hospitals fit in healthcare systems during a dedicated session on Tuesday, 17 November from 16.30 to 18.00.

We are pleased to have with us Dr. Antonio Durán, CEO at AllDMhealth, Spain; Prof. Dr. Patrick Jeurissen, Professor at Radboud University Medical School & Science Officer of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of The Netherlands; and Dr. Stephen Wright, Independent Consultant & Honorary Professor at University College London. This thought-provoking session will be moderated by Ms Laura Cande, Policy and Project Consultant at EHMA.

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