Health economics: A counterbalance to economic policy? -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Health economics: A counterbalance to economic policy?

Interview with Professor Jürgen Wasem, Chair of Medical Management, Department of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Health economics is always expanding and is, therefore, one of the main pillars of the overall Germany economy. This results in a variety of economic, social and technical challenges that need to be overcome. Oftentimes however, the focus here is on sales and profit over the benefits of patients.

02/11/2015

Photo: Jürgen Wasem

Jürgen Wasem ;© UDE/Frank Preuß

Photo: Women in a company with gown and cover on the head

Health economics has to focus more and more on patient-relevant innovations; © panthermedia.net/robert_g

Photo: stethoscope lying on a health-insurance card

Statutory health insurance ("Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung") in Germany will more than before pay for products and services that have a patient-relevant additional benefit; © panthermedia.net/Birgit Reitz-Hofmann

Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

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Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

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