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Starting the Debate on the Role of Health Economics to Support Child Friendly Health Care in Europe

      The Council of Europe produced “Child-Friendly Health Care,” which was endorsed by 47 Ministers of Health during the Declaration held in Lisbon 2011.

      Council of Europe. Declaration - 9th Council of Europe Conference of Health Ministers, 29 to 30 September 2011, Lisbon, Portugal 2011 [updated September 201108.05.2015]. http://www.coe.int/t/dg3/. Accessed July 9, 2015.

      This health care approach stipulates that sustainable development should fulfill the needs of the present generation without endangering the health of future generations. The aim was to create a virtuous cycle to improve children's health applying the “5 rights” of protection, prevention, provision, promotion, and participation. However, they did not provide an economic model to support the implementation of the recommendations.
      DRG (Diagnosis-related group), QALY (Quality-adjusted life year)
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