Cookies disclaimer

Continue Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device. Additional information can be found under the cookie section of this page.

Major health care issues in Europe, 2015

Question: What in your opinion are the major health care issues in Europe?

Top 10 answers summarised (from 267 answers) as the major themes in order of popularity:

  1. Ageing and Age-related diseases (typically, but not exclusively, age-related)
    • Ageing - Example answers: Ageing population; Elderly healthcare; Geriatrics
    • Neurodegenerative - Example answers: Dementias, accounted for 10% of all answers
    • Cardiovascular
    • Autoimmune - Example answers: Arthritis and degenerative musculoskeletal disorders
  2. Cancer
    • Example answers: Cancer screening; Inefficient cancer treatments (unselective/high level of side effects); Women's Health (including cancer); Cancer (esp. breast, lung, intestinal, cervical, liver)
  3. Antibiotic resistance/Infectious disease
    • Example answers: Globalization of infections; Hepatitis; HIV; Careless use of antibiotics and subsequent antibiotic resistance built up
  4. Obesity
    • Example answers: Obesity and co-morbidities; Adiposity
  5. Costs  
    • Example answers: Cost containment in the context of ageing and new technologies; Funding of medical care; Lack of funding for research; Reimbursement for new therapies; Rigidity of health insurances; Cost of treatments; Pricing of Health Technologies per outcomes
  6. Mental health (Psychiatric disorders)
    • Example answers: Depression; Addictions
  7. Metabolic disorders (primarily diabetes)
    • Example answers: Type 2 diabetes
  8. Fair access to treatment
    • Example answers: The quality of the healthcare you receive is far too connected to the where in Europe you live; Access to / definition of optimal care
  9. Migration
    • Example answers: Migration and ethnic differences; Inbound and outbound migration
  10. Respiratory disease

 

Feedback lifetrain.eu