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The workings of public health services, home care, health services for foreigners, differences between public and private health care: everything you need to know to navigate the administrative and bureaucratic side of healthcare.



Following the American health reform, can the documentary Sicko by film maker Michael Moore still be considered factual?

In August 2007 the American healthcare system was placed under discussion in a documentary by film maker Michael Moore. Sicko provided us with facts which were staggering: according to the film, 45 million citizens of all ages have no health insurance and a further 250 million people who are covered by medical insurance policies are victims of fraud and are denied adequate medical care. The documentary compares the American system to that in various European countries (Britain and France) and highlights their many benefits (too many according to some). What has changed since the health reform?

What to do when things go wrong

If you believe you have not received adequate medical treatment or that the level of treatment was poor you may be able to take legal action. Before doing so, you must evaluate the situation carefully.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Healthcare Principles

World Health Organisation Guidelines on Healthcare.

Healthcare in Europe

European Union Healthcare Policies and main differences between healthcare systems across the Member States.

Home Help

Health services brought to your own home: what is available and when.

Public and Private Health Service: what you need to know

Public or private health service - points to note


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