Patrick Jeurissen, Ph.D., is full professor in fiscal sustainable health care systems at Radboud University Medical School and the Science Officer of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands. Jeurissen is an expert on the design and implementation of policies that specifically address issues of sustainability and affordability in health care. He has (co)-authored some 75 publications and is a sought for speaker on (inter)national forums. Patrick represents the Dutch government at OECD and EU on the sustainability of healthcare; and has been a consultant for WHO on these issues. His major interests are: strategic policymaking, health care finance and cost-containment policies, for-profit providers and payers, mental healthcare, solidarity in health care systems, and comparative health care system research. He holds a Ph.D. in health economics, his dissertation covers for-profit hospital ownership in the US, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, and has a M.P.A., both from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.