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Health at a Glance: Europe 2012

 

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Health at a Glance: Europe 2012

ISBN 9789264183605

160 pages, 
7 tables
170 graphs

Publication date : 16 November 2012

 

     


Health at a Glance: Europe 2012

 

This second edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents a set of key indicators of health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, health expenditure and financing in 35 European countries, including the 27 European Union member states, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries.

The selection of indicators is based largely on the European Community Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist, a set of indicators that has been developed to guide the reporting of health statistics in the European Union. It is complemented by additional indicators on health expenditure and quality of care, building on the OECD expertise in these areas.

Each indicator is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, a brief descriptive analysis highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

This publication is the result of collaboration between the OECD and the European Commission.

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Chapter 1. Health Status

  • Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at birth
  • Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at age 65
  • Mortality from all causes
  • Mortality from heart disease and stroke
  • Mortality from cancer
  • Mortality from transport accidents
  • Suicide
  • Infant mortality
  • Infant health: Low birth weight
  • Self-reported health and disability
  • Incidence of selected communicable diseases
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer incidence
  • Diabetes prevalence and incidence
  • Dementia prevalence
  • Asthma and COPD prevalence

Chapter 2. Determinants of Health

  • Smoking and alcohol consumption among children
  • Overweight and obesity among children
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption among children
  • Physical activity among children
  • Smoking among adults
  • Alcohol consumption among adults
  • Overweight and obesity among adults
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption among adults

Chapter 3. Health Care Resources and Activities

  • Medical doctors
  • Consultations with doctors
  • Nurses
  • Medical technologies: CT scanners and MRI units
  • Hospital beds
  • Hospital discharges
  • Average length of stay in hospitals
  • Cardiac procedures (coronary angioplasty)
  • Cataract surgeries
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Pharmaceutical consumption
  • Unmet health care needs

Chapter 4. Quality of Care

  • Care for chronic conditions
    - Avoidable admissions: Respiratory diseases
    - Avoidable admissions: Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Acute care
    - In-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction
    - In-hospital mortality following stroke
  • Patient safety
    - Procedural or postoperative complications
    - Obstetric trauma
  • Cancer care
    - Screening, survival and mortality for cervical cancer
    - Screening, survival and mortality for breast cancer
    - Screening, survival and mortality for colorectal cancer
  • Care for communicable diseases
    - Childhood vaccination programmes
    - Influenza vaccination for older people

Chapter 5. Health Expenditure and Financing

  • Coverage for health care
  • Health expenditure per capita
  • Health expenditure in relation to GDP
  • Health expenditure by function
  • Pharmaceutical expenditure
  • Financing of health care
  • Trade in health services
     

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