Empowering patients for a better health

Concepts like the multisectoral approach and people-centred health services are turning the healthcare sector upside down, putting people back at the core and breaking silos for implementing cross-sectoral policies.

The old-fashioned way of looking at healthcare services more through the prism of longevity than on the quality of life of patients is being outweighed, as European citizens are demanding a new focus on well-being.

Ensuring and delivering better health is a matter of seeing patients in a different light, leading policymakers to take their views into account and involve them more and more in the decision-making process.

Stimulating the involvement of many stakeholders as possible, even from non-health sectors, could be a challenge but also a potential breakthrough for the European health environment.

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