Access to Healthcare in the European Union: Are EU Patients (Effectively) Protected Against Discriminatory Practices?

  • Giacomo Di FedericoEmail author


This chapter addresses the protection against discriminatory practices when accessing healthcare services in the European Union (EU). The analysis focuses on the existing normative framework and the relevant case law of the European Court of Justice with a view to single out the current legal criticalities and put forward some proposals to guarantee more equality in the future.


European Union Access to healthcare EU citizenship EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Principle of non-discrimination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alma Mater Studiorum – Università degli Studi di BolognaBolognaItaly

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