In 2017 over 900 highly-specialised medical teams from all over Europe joined their forces in the European Reference Networks (ERNs). In this video, doctors and patients explain how the ERNs can tackle complex or rare diseases.
Daniel represents patients in the European Reference Network dealing with rare kidney diseases. His story illustrates the importance of listening to patients to improve care.
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European Reference Networks allow doctors to share their knowledge, data and resources. They help diagnose and treat people like Elisa, a young Italian lady who suffers from a complex bone disorder.
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European Reference Networks allow doctors and researchers to better understand patient cases from different perspectives, for instance in the case of Jasper, a heart patient from the Netherlands.
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Paediatric transplantations require a complex, life-long follow-up. For patients like Paula, a girl from Barcelona, the European Reference Networks help get the best pre and post-operative care.
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Video presenting the European Reference Networks
Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety