Bridging the Health Divide in Europe

Reducing inequalities and the impact of austerity measures on respiratory healthcare

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This ERS Vision documentary was produced to help raise the awareness of inequality of healthcare across Europe, notably in respiratory medicine.  Bringing together experts from different organizations such as the European Respiratory Society, World Health Organisation, EuroHealthNet,  this video addresses important issues that are affecting respiratory healthcare in today’s difficult economic climate.

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There will be those that say our recommendations cannot be afforded, particularly in the current economic climate. We say that it is inaction that cannot be afforded, the economic and more importantly human costs are simply too high.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

You can make short-term savings… but later on you will the mortality starts to rise, the morbidity starts to rise, all the good work being undone

Andrew Bush


The ERS Vision film series is made possible through a foundation sponsorship by astrazeneca