The European Commission is carrying out an evaluation of the Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, ten years after the adoption of this law. Have your say!
The evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the Directive’s goal: to facilitate EU citizens’ access to safe and high quality cross-border healthcare in another EU country. It will also assess to what extent the Directive has promoted patients’ rights and cross-border cooperation between Member States for the benefit of EU citizens, in particular for patients with rare and complex diseases. The evaluation will also determine how effective are the approaches carried out by the different EU countries ; what barriers patients are still facing when seeking planned healthcare across borders and the benefits provided by the European Reference Networks for the treatment and diagnosis of rare and complex diseases.