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The objective is to provide, in the light of new knowledge, scientifically validated tools to allow countries to learn from the experience of other health systems and their sustainability, taking into account the importance of national contexts and population characteristics (ageing, mobility, migration, education, socioeconomic status and the changing world of work etc.). The focus is on organisational, financial and regulatory aspects of health systems (assessing the cost, efficiency and benefits of different interventions including as regards patient safety), their implementation and their outcomes in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and equity (including disadvantaged groups). Special attention is to be paid to investment issues and human resources, including home care strategies. This area has 26 projects including EU policy support projects, accounting for some EUR 63.5 million in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funding support.