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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the reform of health systems

Dubravka Šuica, Patricija Šulin

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the reform of health systems  

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas the reform of health systems is a process that enables everyone to exercise closer control over their health and to ensure its improvement;

B.     whereas individuals, community groups, healthcare professionals, health institutions and the government have shared responsibility in this area;

C.     whereas everyone should work together to introduce a healthcare system that helps to advance human health;

D.     whereas the reform of health systems contributes to personal and social development through the dissemination of information, health education and improving life skills;

E.     whereas it is essential for everyone to be able to learn throughout their lives, prepare themselves for all stages of life and cope with chronic illnesses and injuries, and whereas it should be possible for this to be done at school, at home and in local communities;

F.     whereas there is a need to take action via the intermediary of educational, professional, trade and voluntary bodies as well as within these bodies;

G.     whereas the role of the health sector must hinge increasingly on the reform of health systems, and whereas this must go beyond a straightforward obligation to provide hospital care and treatment;

H.     whereas the medical services have to fulfil a particularly broad mission which is both sensitive and must respect cultural requirements;

1.      Calls on the Commission to adopt guidelines that encourage the Member States to bring their guidelines in the field of the reform of health systems into line with the Charter on Reforming Health Care.

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