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Health at a Glance: Europe 2018

State of Health in the EU Cycle

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Published on November 22, 2018

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Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 presents comparative analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of the health systems of the 28 EU Member States, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries. It is the first step in the State of Health in the EU cycle of knowledge brokering. This publication has two parts. Part I comprises two thematic chapters, the first focusing on the need for concerted efforts to promote better mental health, the second outlining possible strategies for reducing wasteful spending in health. In Part II, the most recent trends in key indicators of health status, risk factors and health spending are presented, together with a discussion of progress in improving the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of European health systems.

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English Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 (Summary in English)
French Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 (Summary in French) Panorama de la santé: Europe 2018
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Italian Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 (Summary in Italian) Uno sguardo alla sanità: Europa 2018
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Readers' guide
Promoting mental health in Europe: Why and how?
Strategies to reduce wasteful spending: Turning the lens to hospitals and pharmaceuticals
Statistical annex
Health status14 chapters available
Trends in life expectancy
Inequalities in life expectancy
Healthy life expectancy at birth and at age 65
Main causes of mortality
Mortality from circulatory diseases
Mortality from cancer
Mortality from respiratory diseases
Infant health
Self-reported health and disability
Notified cases of vaccine-preventable diseases
New reported cases of hiv and tuberculosis
Cancer incidence
Diabetes prevalence
Dementia prevalence
Risk factors9 chapters available
Smoking among children
Smoking among adults
Alcohol consumption among children
Alcohol consumption among adults
Illicit drug consumption among children
Illicit drug consumption among adults
Obesity among children
Obesity among adults
Mortality due to air pollution and extreme weather conditions
Health expenditure and financing6 chapters available
Health expenditure per capita
Health expenditure in relation to GDP
Health expenditure by type of good and service
Health expenditure in hospitals
Pharmaceutical expenditure
Financing of health expenditure
Effectiveness: Quality of care and patient experience11 chapters available
Avoidable mortality (preventable and amenable)
Childhood vaccinations
Patient experience with ambulatory care
Mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
Mortality following stroke
Waiting times for hip fracture surgery
Screening, survival and mortality for cervical cancer
Screening, survival and mortality for breast cancer
Survival and mortality for colorectal cancer
Late-diagnosed HIV and tuberculosis treatment outcomes
Healthcare-associated infections
Accessibility: Affordability, availability and use of services10 chapters available
Unmet health care needs
Financial burden of out-of-pocket expenditure
Population coverage for health care
Extent of health care coverage
Availability of doctors
Availability of nurses
Consultations with doctors
Availability and use of diagnostic technologies
Hospital beds and discharges
Waiting times for elective surgery
Resilience: Innovation, efficiency and fiscal sustainability7 chapters available
Adoption and use of Electronic Medical Records and ePrescribing
Individuals using the internet to access health services and health information
Public health laboratory capacity to control infectious diseases threats
Average length of stay in hospital
Day surgery
Capital expenditure in the health sector
Projections of public expenditure on health and long-term care
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