Eurobarometer - Patient safety and quality of care

The objective of this survey was to review changes that had occurred since the adoption of the Council Recommendation on patient safety and healthcare associated infections in 2009, in the following areas:

  1. information to EU citizens about patient safety measures;
  2. the likelihood of experiencing an adverse event, and the circumstances and characteristics of this experience;
  3. the types of redress available if EU citizens suffer an adverse event in their own country or another Member State, and where they can turn for help;
  4. EU public perceptions of the quality of healthcare.

In addition, this survey looked into EU citizens’ experience of hospitalisation and/or long-term care, and whether they received information on the risk of healthcare associated infections.

Eurobarometer reportpdf(9 MB)
Eurobarometer summary reportpdf(4 MB) Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)

National fact sheets:

 Austriapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de)  Italypdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link italiano (it)
 Belgiumpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link français (fr) Nederlands (nl)  Latviapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link latviešu valoda (lv)
 Bulgariapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link български (bg)  Lithuaniapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link lietuvių kalba (lt)
 Croatiapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link hrvatski (hr)  Luxembourgpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link français (fr)
 Cypruspdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link ελληνικά (el)  Maltapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link Malti (mt)
 Czech Republicpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link čeština (cs)  Netherlandspdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link Nederlands (nl)
 Denmarkpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link dansk (da)

 Polandpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link polski (pl)

 Estoniapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link eesti keel (et)  Portugalpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link português (pt)
 Finlandpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link suomi (fi)  Romaniapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link română (ro)
 Francepdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link français (fr)  Slovakiapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link slovenčina (sk)
 Germanypdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de)  Sloveniapdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link සිංහල (si)
 Greecepdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link ελληνικά (el)  Spainpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link español (es)
 Hungarypdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link magyar (hu)  Swedenpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link svenska (sv)
 Irelandpdf(3 MB) United Kingdompdf(3 MB)