Monitoring the efficiency of health systems: What does the European Commission need for pain policy?
Christoph Schwierz – European Commission, DG ECFIN, Belgium
- The concept of fiscal sustainability
- Health is main component of age related spending increases
- Medical technology as main expenditure driver
- Recent studies on economic impact of chronic pain and conditions with which it is associated
- Policy implications
- What would be needed for a pain policy at EU level?