The State of Health in the EU’s Country Health Profiles provide a concise and policy-relevant overview of health and health systems in the EU/European Economic area, emphasizing the particular characteristics and challenges in each country. The 2021 edition has a special focus on the impact and responses of European health systems to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The United Kingdom population continues to enjoy good access to care, especially at the primary care level, although both human and financial resources are restricted.
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Although the United Kingdom excels in terms of access to health services, it is a middling performer relative to OECD peers in the domains of health status, risk factors and quality. Investment is required to improve acute care and primary care services, prevent obesity and harmful use of alcohol, and expand coverage of long-term care.
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To become a doctor in the UK, on average, a student can expect between 10 to 15 years of university education and post-graduate training.
Base de données Statistiques de l'OCDE sur la santé 2015 - Notes par pays