Health economy reporting: a useful tool for evidence-based investments for health and development – A case review from Germany
Governments across the WHO European Region need to target investments in health to generate jobs and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth as they implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by building on the WHO European strategy and policy framework, Health 2020.
This report reviews a well-established methodology of health economy reporting that quantifies and analyses the health sector’s economic impact on growth and employment based on national accounts. The report concludes that the methodology enables evidence-based health policy to steer and guide investments for health, employment and inclusive and sustainable growth within the WHO European Region.
Value- and evidence-based public health investment provides effective and efficient, inclusive and innovative solutions that can drive social, economic and environmental sustainability. Investing for health and well-being is a driver and enabler of sustainable development, empowering people to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for all.