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European Alliance of Initiatives
for Applied Anthroposophy

European Federation of Patients' Associations for Anthroposophic Medicine (EFPAM)

[Translate to English:] European Federation of Patients' Associations for Anthroposophic Medicine (EFPAM)

We strive for:

Access to medical services and products

  • Guaranteed access to all therapies and anthroposophic medicinal products
  • Free choice of therapy for all European citizens
  • Recognition of all anthroposophic health professionals

Use of adequate legislation / Application of appropriate legislation

  • Current European legislation does not adequately allow for the registration of all anthroposophic medicinal products; a third of all medicines are currently not permitted.
  • European legislation urgently needs to be revised

Availability of medical services and products

  • Due to the inadequate legislation, anthroposophic medicinal products are not available to all who want to use them.
  • This discrimination may cause the decline of the numbers of anthroposophic health professionals.
  • Availability varies enormously between EU member states.

The costs of medical services and products

  • Anthroposophic medical products and services should be reimbursed to patients just like any other medical services and products

Aims

  • To represent the views and interests of patients who wish to use anthroposophic medicine in all its forms, in combination with other medicines or instead.
  • To support and further the right of the individual to self-determination in health matters
  • To cooperate with European, international and national institutions in the field of health in the broadest sense
  • To contribute towards the cultural and legal recognition of anthroposophic medicine in all its forms
  • To support the recognition and insertion of patients' rights into any future legislation
  • To extend the right to reimbursement by health insurance schemes of all services and products of anthroposophic medicine in accordance with the principal of citizen equality

Contact

EFPAM
Sweelincklaan 2
6815 BH ARNHEM
Netherlands +31 6 15 270659
E-mail: efpam.europe@gmail.LÖSCHEN.com
www.efpam.eu