Health and social care near the end of life: can policies reduce costs and improve outcomes?

Observatory-EndOfLifeCare-Policy-brief-coverThis brief by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies reviews the evidence on health and social care needs and expenditures at the end of life. It is part of the economics of healthy and active ageing series by the Observatory, which challenges the often negative perception of the economic consequences of population ageing. The series shows that a growing older population is not necessarily very costly to care for, and that older people provide significant economic and societal benefits.

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