Publications WHO (Europe) - Economic and social impacts and benefits of health systems

This report provides evidence and practical methods to show the health sector is essential to a stable, functioning economy. Health systems have a positive impact on the economic performance of other sectors in the national economy, through the jobs they generate and from the purchase of goods and services.

This report seeks to assist European policy-makers, providing guidance and tools to engage in stronger dialogue with ministries of finance and international institutions, to prevent disinvestment in health. It provides a framework that policy-makers at national, regional and local levels can apply to demonstrate health systems are a key sector for driving forward the implementation of local and national goals for sustainable development.