Remarkably, 8 years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the consequences for health are still being debated, even in Greece, the country most severely affected by the economic downturn. There can be few better indications of the low priority accorded to health within governments than the difference between the concerted efforts dedicated to understanding the state of the economy and the apparent scarcity of concern about the health of populations. Economists are still divided about the causes of the crisis and how to respond to it, although many view austerity as a mistake;however, at least an active debate is taking place in the political arena, generating extensive coverage in the media. By contrast, with a few exceptions, the health consequences have been largely ignored.

Quelle: Health effects of the financial crisis: lessons from Greece – The Lancet Public Health