Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Cross-Border Care and Cooperation
Issue: Vol. 9, No 3, 2016
Published date: 09-2016 (print) / 09-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Iga Rudawska
Jarosĺaw J. Fedorowski
Keywords: health sector, health economics, cooperation
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-3/1
Index PUBMS: 370066e3-020d-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 11-13 (3)
JEL classification: I11

This contribution describes the results of the research conducted within the framework of “Polish- German Health Summit 2015” project. It mainly tackles the issues concerning health economics and research dissemination in the field of cross-border care and cooperation. Recently patient mobility, especially in the border regions, has received a huge deal of political and legal attention in the EU. However, the nature and the scale of it is more and more contested. It is argued that different stakeholders might have different interests. Supporters of the idea indicate that more intense patient mobility can introduce more competitive markets into healthcare, while skeptics argue that the health needs of the patients should be always on the top. The topics related to health economics and cross-border care became the core of this issue of Economics and Sociology. The spectrum of the covered problems range from managerial issues in health care entities, through regional approach towards cross-border care, to the issues concerning sociological aspects of patient-doctor relationship.