Comparing unmet need for medical care across EU countries: does risk adjustment matter?

Valérie Moran, Andrea Riganti, Luigi Siciliani, Andrew Jones

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Under various international agreements, EU governments have an obligation to ensure equitable access to core health services, which implies a commitment to address levels of unmet need
for medical care (EXPH, 2016). In 2017, the European Commission put forward the European Pillar of Social Rights to deliver a social and fair Europe and to serve as a compass for change. The pillar includes three main dimensions in the field of employment
and social policies. The third dimension covers social protection and inclusion, including access to healthcare. The pillar is accompanied by a ‘social scoreboard’, which monitors its implementation by tracking trends and performances across EU countries and feeds into the European Semester of economic policy coordination. The European Semester supports Member States to coordinate their economic policies and deal with their economic challenges (European Commission, 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving the understanding of poverty and social exclusion in Europe
EditorsAnne-Catherine Guio, Eric Marlier, Brian Nolan
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-76-34284-7
ISBN (Print)978-92-76-34286-1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameEurostat Statistical Working Papers
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union


  • medical care
  • europe
  • EU countries

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