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Health at a Glance: Europe 2022

State of Health in the EU Cycle

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The 2022 edition of Health at a Glance: Europe examines the key challenges European countries must address to develop stronger, more resilient health systems following the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a special focus on how the pandemic has affected young people’s mental and physical health. The report emphasises the need for additional measures to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from scarring a generation of young people. This edition of Health at a Glance: Europe also assesses the pandemic’s disruption of a wide range of health services for non-COVID patients, as well as the policy responses European countries deployed to minimise the adverse consequences of these disruptions. It also addresses a number of important behavioural and environmental risk factors that have a major impact on people’s health and mortality, highlighting the need to put a greater focus on the prevention of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

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Avoidable hospital admissions

Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF) and diabetes are four of the most common chronic health conditions. Approximately 6% of the EU population have asthma and 7% has diabetes (see indicator “Prevalence of diabetes and asthma” in Chapter 3). Between 5 and 10% of adults over age 40 have COPD and more than 15 million people in Europe are affected by CHF. Common to all these four conditions is the existence of a solid evidence base for effective patient management in primary care.

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