Health at a Glance: Europe 2014
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Health at a Glance: Europe 2014

This third edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents a set of key indicators related to health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, access to care, and health expenditure and financing in 35 European countries, including the 28 European Union member states, four candidate countries and three EFTA countries. The selection of indicators is based largely on the European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist, a set of indicators that has been developed to guide the reporting of health statistics in the European Union. This is complemented by additional indicators on quality of care, access to care and health expenditure, building on the OECD expertise in these areas.

Compared with the previous edition, this third edition includes a greater number of ECHI indicators, reflecting progress in the availability of comparable data in the areas of non-medical determinants of health and access to care. It also includes a new chapter dedicated to access to care, including selected indicators on financial access, geographic access and timely access.

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Beyond consumption and expenditure (see Pharmaceutical consumptionPharmaceutical expenditure), information on prescribing can be used as an indicator of health care quality. This section includes an indicator on prescribing in primary care, in order to develop a more comprehensive picture of quality in the sector. Two related indicators are shown: the total volume of antibiotics and the volume of quinolones and cephalosporins as a proportion of all antibiotics, prescribed in primary care.

 
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