Published: 15 April 2020
Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Issue: April 2020
Section: Review Article

Healthcare systems in developed countries are facing new challenges that include defining the values, objectives and tasks of sustainable medicine. Near universal access to quality health care is one of the hallmarks of the "European model", but how can we ensure the sustainability of European healthcare systems in an era of aging populations and budget restriction? Even in wealthier countries, such as Switzerland, it has become a real public health problem, as 15% of Swiss citizens waive medical care for financial reasons even while being required to purchase mandatory insurance [1].

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