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The Doctor, the Patient, and EU Law: The Impact of Free Movement Law on Quality Standards in the Healthcare Sector

Van Leeuwen, Barend

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This article analyses the impact of the free movement provisions on quality of healthcare in the EU. The application of the free movement provisions in the healthcare sector has restricted the freedom of Member States to set their own medical standards. International scientific evidence has to be taken into account. This impact reaches beyond the provision of cross-border healthcare. As a result, patients who are unable to travel abroad also benefit from higher medical standards. Individual challenges to national legislation under the free movement provisions are more successful in improving medical standards than adopting uniform European standards. Without a genuine internal market for healthcare services, European minimum standards do not contribute to improving the quality of healthcare in the EU.

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Van Leeuwen, B. (2016). The Doctor, the Patient, and EU Law: The Impact of Free Movement Law on Quality Standards in the Healthcare Sector. European law review, 41(5), 638-654

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 12, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 16, 2016
Publication Date Oct 1, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 8, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 4, 2017
Journal European Law Review
Print ISSN 0307-5400
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 5
Pages 638-654
Publisher URL http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/catalogue/productdetails.aspx?recordid=427&productid=6968

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in European Law Review following peer review. The definitive published version Van Leeuwen, Barend (2016). The Doctor, the Patient, and EU Law: The Impact of Free Movement Law on Quality Standards in the Healthcare Sector. European Law Review 41(5): 638-654 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.






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