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Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1946 (2013): Equal access to health care

6. The Assembly therefore calls on the Council of Europe member States to:
‘6.1. reduce, where appropriate, the proportion of health expenditure payable by the most disadvantaged patients and take all other necessary measures to ensure that the cost of care does not hinder access to care, including the promotion of increased use of generic drugs;
6.2. ensure the accessibility of health care facilities and health professionals throughout the territory by taking appropriate measures, having recourse where appropriate to incentive measures;
6.3. ensure the accessibility of information on the health system, including vaccination and screening programmes, and set up health education programmes, while taking account of the specific needs of the different vulnerable groups and of the requirement to reduce language barriers to a minimum;
6.4. ensure that pregnant women and children, as a particularly vulnerable group, have full access to health care and social protection, irrespective of their status;
6.5. simplify the administrative procedures required to be able to receive health care;
6.6. introduce measures to combat corruption in the health sector, in close co-operation with the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO);
6.7. dissociate their security and immigration policies from health policy, where appropriate by abolishing the obligation on health professionals to report migrants in an irregular situation;
6.8. introduce training policies for health professionals stressing the need to combat arbitrary applications, discrimination and corruption in the health sector. ‘