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Mapping Weak Signals

Inspired by: FP7 » Personal Responsibility for Health Care

version: 2 / updated: 2009-11-30
id: #464 / version id: #26
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Originally submitted by: Cornelia Daheim
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 1 - Health

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Other actions across health themes

Signal's headline

(max. 9 words)
Personal Responsibility for Health Care

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
Cubacks in welfare based on an ageing society cause higher health care costs. Increasingly people have to take care of costs for themselves. More and more private insurances covering additional costs are established. Therefore, people have a higher interest in healthcare issues and are increasingly better informed.


healthcare, costs, inscurances, responsibility, ageing society

Signal's first apperance


Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 WI: A new system is established beyond insurances and licensed practices. Private practices offer patients medical care for cash. continuation

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

Further cubacks in helath care; deepening income gap


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Level 3: important for the European Union