In series:OECD Reviews of Health Systemsview more titles
Published on May 25, 2018
|Acronyms and abbreviations|
|Assessment and recommendations|
|Overview of Lithuania's health care needs and health care system|
|Health care system in Lithuania: Access and sustainability|
|Health care system in Lithuania: Efficiency and quality|
PRESS RELEASE & Assessment and Recommendations
Lithuania’s health system is modern and financially sustainable, but delivering health gains will require additional efforts targeting quality and efficiency improvements. Many of the deaths which occur before the age of 65 in Lithuania could have been avoided altogether though better prevention or are due to diseases that could be better treated to avoid fatal outcomes.
Figure 1.13 p.45 of the report: "Lithuania has one of the highest rates of avoidable (amenable and preventable) mortality in Europe."
Source of the data: Eurostat Database (standardised death rates per 100 000 population, 2014).
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