This report analyses four challenges relating to health in Spain: improving the population’s health, promoting healthy lifestyle habits, guaranteeing access to healthcare and the viability of services for dependency.
Luis Ayala Cañón, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y EQUALITAS; Olga Cantó Sánchez, Universidad de Alcalá y EQUALITAS; Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y EQUALITAS; Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED y EQUALITAS; Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá y EQUALITAS;
The state of health of the Spanish population has shown a notable improvement in recent years. For example, there has been a reduction in the percentage of people whose poor health limits them in performing everyday activities, as has that of chronically ill patients diagnosed with hypertension.
In Spain, spending volume per inhabitant grew until the crisis, when the tendency was interrupted. Despite this, it continues occupying an intermediate position among the European countries in terms of spending per inhabitant and in relation with GDP.