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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La consommation nocive d’alcool a d’importants coûts humains et financiers directs et indirects pour la société. Ce nouveau rapport mesure l’impact sanitaire et économique de la consommation nocive d’alcool et présente une évaluation plus fine de l’impact de différentes interventions publiques sur les coûts directs et indirects. Il tient également compte de nouvelles données relatives à l’efficacité de l’action publique.
Our Global Strategy Group, which took place last month, centred on Promoting Innovation, and many participants highlighted health as one area where innovation for inclusivity and sustainability is particularly important. People-centred approaches to health are a crucial goal and enabling factor in these efforts.
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In France, there is only one main category of nurses. Following the 2009 reform, nursing education has moved from vocational programmes to higher education (university) programmes, with a requirement for nurses to obtain a Bachelor degree to align these educational requirements with other European countries.
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The French health care system performs relatively well. Health outcomes are better than the OECD average and citizens enjoy good access to care. However, France is lagging behind other OECD countries in some areas including for example antibiotics prescribing or alcohol consumption.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.