A Breakthrough For Transparency in Healthcare: Directive on cross-border healthcare will affect many European citizens.

Commentary, Healthcare & Welfare, Johan Hjertqvist

In a recent article on cross-border healthcare (“Have illness, will travel?”, 24-30 March), you looked ahead to the directive on cross-border healthcare, which has since been formally adopted, and wrote that “relatively few people are expected to take advantage of the law”, noting that current cross-border care is worth €10 billion, less than 1% of current healthcare spending”.