Health at a Glance: Europe 2014

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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.


Reader's guide

Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 presents key indicators of health and health systems in 35 European countries, including the 28 European Union member states, four candidate countriesAlbania has become a EU candidate country on 27 June 2014, but is not included in this publication due to limited data availability when this report was prepared. and three European Free Trade Association countries. This third edition builds on the two previous in 2010 and 2012 and presents a greater number of indicators included in the list of European Core Health Indicators (ECHI, www.echim.org), reflecting progress in data availability and comparability. Complemeting the chapter on quality of care which was added in 2012, this 2014 edition includes a new chapter on access to care, based mainly on ECHI indicators, complemented with some additional indicators related to financial access and geographic access.


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