There is a strong indication of increased risk of mental health problems among those aged 12–24 years, with many hard groups to reach, such as persons with chronic health problems, living in rural areas and not in education or employment, Eurofound study revealed.
And while satisfaction with different aspects of health care has improved in EU, many people were dissatisfied with being informed and consulted about their care – and this proportion was higher among people with low income, the study said.
These findings, based mainly on research carried out since 2016, are the result of a comprehensive review of the state of play regarding access to and quality of key services – health, long-term care, childcare and education presented in Eurofound’s flagship report ‘Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services’.
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