Evaluative study on the cross-border healthcare Directive

On 28 May, the Commission released an “Evaluative study on the cross-border healthcare directive (2011/24/EU)” dating from 21 March.

The deadline for transposition into Member States legislation of the Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare was 25 October 2013. Article 20 of the Directive requests a report to be submitted by 25 October 2015 to the European Parliament and to the Council including information on related processes in place and the overall operation of the Directive in the first years of its implementation.

The Commission’s evaluative study focused on three main aspects of the directive‘s implementation:

  • Reimbursement
  • Quality and safety of the care
  • Undue delay

The Evaluative study on the cross-border healthcare Directive (2011/24/EU) can be accessed in English or in French through the following link:


A summary of the report’s findings is also available in French at: http://ec.europa.eu/health/cross_border_care/docs/2015_evaluative_study_exsum_fr.pdf