Public support for European cooperation in the procurement, stockpiling and distribution of medicines

The European Journal of Public Health
Volume 31, Issue 2, April 2021
https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/issue/31/2

 

Health services research
Public support for European cooperation in the procurement, stockpiling and distribution of medicines
Roel Beetsma, Brian Burgoon, Francesco Nicoli, Anniek de Ruijter, Frank Vandenbroucke
European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 253–258, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa201
Conclusion
Joint procurement raises delicate questions with regard to its scope, the inclusion of cross-border solidarity and the delegation of decision-making, that explain reluctance toward joint procurement among political decision-makers. This research shows that there is considerable public support across different countries in favor of centralization, i.e. a large scope and solidarity in the allocation and delegation of decision-making.