9 March 2021

'Broader societal perspective needed to combat pandemic consequences'

In order to help politicians and policymakers make better decisions in future pandemics, health scientists’ advice must take into account the effects that pandemic-related measures have outside of the healthcare sector much more. Health economists from Maastricht University and the English city of Birmingham therefore call for a broader societal perspective in studies evaluating the economic impact of corona measures. Their appeal was published today in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Healthcare.