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Patient mobility in the European Union. Learning from experience
  1. Francesc Cots

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    Edited by Magdalene Rosenmöller, Mertin McKee, Rita Baeten. . EU: European Observatory, 2006.

    With the freedom of movement inherent in the creation of the European Union (EU), European citizens are able to use the health systems of neighbouring countries. The EU has created several mechanisms to cope with this situation: the E111 and E112 schemes and the European Health Insurance Card. This book, which is the result of a research project carried out in several European countries, illustrates several problems.

    1. The number of patients using health systems while abroad is small, although the book provides no data. Some of the few references cited estimate that cross-border use represents between 0.3% and 1% of healthcare expenditure.

    2. In theory, there are several passports for obtaining healthcare while visiting another European country, such as …

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