State of Health in the EU

Country Health Profiles

Experts from the OECD and the Observatory prepared a set of 30 Country Health Profiles, covering all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway. The State of Health in the EU’s Country Health Profiles are designed to be a one-stop-shop for knowledge and information on a country’s health system, put into the perspective of a cross-EU comparison. They are accompanied by a Companion Report.

The Country Health Profiles are a comprehensive resource that covers the latest health policy challenges and responses in each country. The design of each profile balances depth and brevity to make the analysis accessible and useful to a broad audience. Although the profiles are built according to a standard template and methodology, each profile’s focus has been adapted to country specificities, so as to maximise the relevance of each analysis. Since their first edition in 2017, the Country Health Profiles have become a staple of knowledge and information among the EU health policy community.

Each Country Health Profile provides a short synthesis of the health status in the country, the determinants of health (focussing on behavioural risk factors), an account of the organisation of the health system, as well as an analysis of each health system’s effectiveness, accessibility and resilience. The latter follows the triple objectives set out in the 2014 Communication from the Commission to transform health systems across Europe and make them fit for the future.

Country Health Profiles 2019

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 Austria: German - English  Italy: Italian - English
 Belgium: Dutch - French - English  Latvia: Latvian - English
 Bulgaria: Bulgarian - English  Lithuania : Lithuanian - English
 Croatia: Croatian - English  Luxembourg: FrenchEnglish
 Cyprus: Greek - English  Malta: English
 Czechia: Czech - English  Netherlands: Dutch - English
 Denmark: Danish - English  Norway: Norwegian - English
 Estonia: Estonian - English  Poland: Polish - English
 Finland: Finnish - English  Portugal: Portuguese - English
 France: French - English  Romania: Romanian - English
 Germany: German - English  Slovakia: Slovak - English
 Greece: Greek - English  Slovenia: Slovene - English
 Hungary: Hungarian - English  Spain: Spanish - English
 Iceland: Icelandic - English  Sweden: Swedish - English
 Ireland: English  United Kingdom: English

Country Health Profiles 2017