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Designing a sustainable evidence-based health care in times of crisis

Saturday 22 October 2011 - 15:45 - 17:00

There is a continuous threat of social crises, economic downturns, or natural disasters. Any talk about the future seems to lead to the ongoing concerns for health systems in the world. Are we ready to deal with this perspective of crisis more or less permanent? Is research designed and prepared to survive in health care systems in crisis? Different perspectives from economists to politicians and researchers will provide some insight into how evidence could be obtained and used to help sustain a health care system in a crisis context.


  • Mark Petticrew, UK
  • Isabelle Boutron, France



  • Reflections and experiences from politics.
    Rafael Bengoa, Health Minister, Basque Country Government, Spain
  • Comparative effectiveness research.
    Kay Dickersin, Director, US Cochrane Center
  • Economics and health.
    Vicente Ortún, Dean, Faculty of Economic Science and Business. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.