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Nova SBE Health Economics & Management Knowledge Center
November 16, 2022
3. Good health and well-being

3. Good health and well-being

Ensuring access to quality health and promoting well-being for all, at all ages

Coronavirus pandemic

A European study on the coronavirus and the use of information by the population, involving Iryna Sabat (PhD student) and Pedro Pita Barros, KC Health Economics & Management Scientific Director.

A European study on the coronavirus and the use of information by the population, involving seven European countries(Germany, Denmark, France, Holland, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom) and four European universities (Hamburg, Rotterdam Erasmus, Bocconi and Nova SBE),was developed during 2020. There were three waves of inquiry, the fourth is taking place. This project involves Iryna Sabat (PhD student) and Pedro Pita Barros. Funding ensured by several sources, including the Chair BPI | Fundação “la Caixa” in Health Economics associated with the KC.

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