Reforming Healthcare in Europe

Europe has a problem. We face rising demand for health services at a time when public spending is under pressure and we have ever fewer healthcare professionals. At the root of this problem is a demographic trend that will see an expanding elderly population – in need of, and expecting, a high level of care – while the number of taxpayers contributing to the national treasury is shrinking.

We have to rethink our healthcare systems and steer them back onto a sustainable path. Industry has developed a Contract for a Healthy Future, its five-year strategy, in which we commit ourselves to adapting our business model to deliver value-based innovations which will help steer European healthcare systems onto a sustainable path.

On this website, you can read online or download the latest report “Slow Burn – The Need to Transform the Medtech Model in Europe”. This report by Boston Consulting Group and MedTech Europe looks at how companies respond to the new market realities and where our industry stands in terms of making the necessary changes. You can also download our Strategy “Contract for a Healthy Future”, together with a follow-up publication, "Creating Value in European Healthcare", which explains how the industry is already executing the contract. The website additionally features an Economist Report which focusses on how 5 European member states have taken measures in order to keep their healthcare systems sustainable for the future.


Boiling Point - The Need to Transform the Medtech Model in Europe

How do companies respond to new market realities...

... and where they stand in terms of making the necessary changes

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Contract for a Healthy Future

Contract for a Healthy Future

The role of Europe’s medical technology industry in steering healthcare systems onto a sustainable path.

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Creating value in European Healthcare

Creating value in European Healthcare

How Europe's medical technology industry is delivering on the promise of the Contract for a Healthy Future.

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Future-proofing Western’s Europe healthcare

A study of five countries. A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit

This report was written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Eucomed. The EIU maintained full editorial control of the research and final report

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