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.