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EU HEALTH AND THE IMPACT OF HEALTH SECTOR ON THE ECONOMY

Venetka Stefanova

Abstract

The role of the state – all states through their governmental bodies provide the legal and regulatory framework for the functioning of the health system. Protecting public health is not only a national policy for every country, but it is also a policy of the European Union. The complex connections between healthcare and economy raise the interest in the efficiency of the industry. The effective healthcare has a positive impact on the national economy and human development, which is way a study of its comparative effectiveness is of paramount importance for identifying the place which the healthcare sector in Bulgaria takes in its effectiveness in the EU or among the neighboring and historically close countries.

 

Keywords

healthcare; health system; economy

 

JEL Codes: I19

 

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