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EU Law and Healthcare Services. Normative Approaches to Public Health Systems by Kyriaki-Korina Raptopoulou

EU Law and Healthcare Services. Normative Approaches to Public Health Systems

By Kyriaki-Korina Raptopoulou


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European Monographs Series Volume 92

EU Law and Healthcare Services. Normative Approaches to Public Health Systems focuses on the EU legal mechanisms surrounding healthcare law in Europe. You will benefit from a detailed examination of the extent to which the market imperatives that have been introduced in recent decades can actually influence, remodel, alter, unify, or fragment the national provision of health care services across the EU.

This book takes a giant step towards bringing the frequently invoked criteria of universality, access to good quality care, equity, and solidarity to the fore, and for this reason is sure to make its mark on healthcare law in Europe.

How will this publication benefit you?

  • Quickly find the information you need with analysis that draws on a wide range of sources and materials, including public health economics and public health policy literature, case law of the European Court of Justice and the General Court, EU secondary legislation, soft law instruments of the EU institutions, and relevant legal scholarship.
  • Gain full understanding with innovative insights from the author, notably the emphasis on the dynamics of supply and demand and the masterful elucidation of the underlying conflicts between economic policy and social protection.
  • Expert analysis that presents a normative nucleus that cannot be torn apart by the internal market mandate and represents the hallmarks of a truly European healthcare system

Unique breadth of coverage includes examination of the following areas:

  • benefit-in-kind v. reimbursement and their amalgamations
  • if and how Member States can ring-fence their health systems and to what extent they can do so
  • patient mobility
  • social security coordination and the de-territorialization of health care
  • effect of the EU common commercial policy
  • roles of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • queue-jumping and resort to the most efficient provider
  • valuing waiting time for treatment and the notion of ‘undue delay’
  • prior authorization schemes as the gatekeepers of territoriality
  • rules governing the engagement of commercial operators
  • regulatory prerequisites for contracting out of healthcare services

Resources Table of Contents
Pages 288
Last Updated 03/18/2015
Update Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041150134
SKU 10059063-0001
Table of Contents


List of Abbreviations.



PART I Unravelling the Demand Side of Public Health Systems: The Patient as a Worker or as a Consumer?

Chapter 1 Healthcare as a Benefit under Social Security Coordination and the Worker as a Patient.

Chapter 2 Healthcare as a Service under Article 56 TFEU and the Patient as a Consumer.

Chapter 3 The Patients’ Mobility Case Law Acquis as a Source of Silent Harmonization.

Chapter 4 Healthcare Provision for the (Migrant) Patient on the Basis of Secondary Law: From Coordination to Harmonization or Both?

PART II Unravelling the ‘Supply Side’ of Public Health Systems: The Regulatory and Redistributory State under EU Law.

Chapter 5 The Regulatory State and the Free Establishment of Healthcare Providers.

Chapter 6 The State as Insurer and/or Purchaser of Healthcare and the Rules on Competition


I The Way so Far.

II The Way Forward.


Table of Cases.

Table of Legislation and Other Instruments.