The second paper in the Global Health Europe Research Series was launched today at the European Health Forum Gastein. The paper “The impact of global processes on health systems in Europe” was written by Dr. Göran Tomson, Professor of International Health Sytems Research at the Division of Global Health (IHCAR) at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. This paper considers the impact of global processes on European health systems, and the primary ways in which the ever-adapting forces of globalization influence health worker migration, patient mobility and innovation. This review is by no means exhaustive, but it does aim to address the interdependence of Europe’s own national health systems as well as its wider responsibility for global health. The paper describes how interdependence and responsibility are influenced by factors not restricted to the European region, and how there is a clear need for national policy-makers to consider global processes in the design of national health system. The latter reflects a need to develop not only national policies, but policies that are truly global.
The paper is available for download here (PDF): “The impact of global processes on health systems in Europe”
Professor Tomson presented this paper on the second day of the European Health Forum Gastein in a session dedicated to Europe’s rediness to acknowledge and deal with health as a global issue. His presentation can be viewed as a document by following this link (PDF): EHFG Presentation