OECD launches Health at a Glance: Europe 2016


- 12pm on Wednesday 23 November at the European Commission in Brussels -


The OECD, together with the European Commission, will launch Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 on Wednesday 23 November at 12pm CET. The flagship report provides comparisons of health status, risk factors to health, health expenditure, access to care and quality of care in 36 European countries. The 2016 edition also includes chapters analysing the links between population health and labour market outcomes as well as the need in all EU countries to strengthen primary care systems. The report is a first step in the Commission's new State of Health in the EU cycle.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the report’s findings with European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis on Wednesday 23 November at 12pm CET in the European Commission Press Room, Berlaymont building, Rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels. EC-accredited media do not need to register. More information on media accreditation at the European Commission.


Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 12pm CET on 23 November for immediate release. Create your MyOECD account here.


Requests to receive Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 under embargo by e-mail ahead of release time should be sent to Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


For more information, journalists should contact Caroline Tourrier or Spencer Wilson from the OECD Media Division.


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD  is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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