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date: 01 October 2020

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This chapter describes the main features of European healthcare systems. The chapter identifies key characteristics of these systems: the organisation, financing, and delivery of health services, and the main actors. It then questions what the systems cover, who are eligible to receive healthcare, when patients receive healthcare, and the physician’s duty to provide care. In addition to highlighting the applicable regulatory framework, this chapter also describes some general trends.

Keywords: European healthcare systems, access, coverage, regulatory frameworks, trends in European healthcare, physician’s duty

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