International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Health Economy Reporting: A Case Review from Germany
Prof Dr Klaus-Dirk Henke, Benno Legler, Dr Mirko Claus, Prof. Dr Dennis A. Ostwald

Governments all over the world 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. 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. 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 and empowers people to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for all.

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