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Health at a Glance: Europe 2012
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  30 Nov 2012
Pages: 154 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback)
ISBN: 9789264183605 , OECD Code: 812012121P1
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This second edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents a set of key indicators of health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, health expenditure and financing in 35 European countries, including the 27 European Union member states, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries. The selection of indicators is based largely on the European Community Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist, a set of indicators that has been developed to guide the reporting of health statistics in the European Union.  It is complemented by additional indicators on health expenditure and quality of care, building on the OECD expertise in these areas. Each indicator is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, a brief descriptive analysis highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Chapter 1. Health status
1.1. Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at birth
1.2. Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at age 65
1.3. Mortality from all causes .
1.4. Mortality from heart disease and stroke
1.5. Mortality from cancer
1.6. Mortality from transport accidents
1.7. Suicide
1.8. Infant mortality
1.9. Infant health: Low birth weight
1.10. Self-reported health and disability
1.11. Incidence of selected communicable diseases
1.12. HIV/AIDS
1.13. Cancer incidence
1.14. Diabetes prevalence and incidence
1.15. Dementia prevalence
1.16. Asthma and COPD prevalence
Chapter 2. Determinants of health
2.1. Smoking and alcohol consumption among children
2.2. Overweight and obesity among children
2.3. Fruit and vegetable consumption among children
2.4. Physical activity among children
2.5. Smoking among adults
2.6. Alcohol consumption among adults
2.7. Overweight and obesity among adultss
2.8. Fruit and vegetable consumption among adults
Chapter 3. Health care resources and activities
3.1. Medical doctors
3.2. Consultations with doctors
3.3. Nurses
3.4. Medical technologies: CT scanners and MRI units
3.5. Hospital beds
3.6. Hospital discharges
3.7. Average length of stay in hospitals
3.8. Cardiac procedures (coronary angioplasty)
3.9. Cataract surgeries
3.10. Hip and knee replacement
3.11. Pharmaceutical consumption
3.12. Unmet health care needs
Chapter 4. Quality of care
Care for chronic conditions
4.1. Avoidable admissions: Respiratory diseases
4.2. Avoidable admissions: Uncontrolled diabetes
Acute care
4.3. In-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction
4.4. In-hospital mortality following stroke
Patient safety
4.5. Procedural or postoperative complications
4.6. Obstetric trauma
Cancer care
4.7. Screening, survival and mortality for cervical cancer
4.8. Screening, survival and mortality for breast cancer
4.9. Screening, survival and mortality for colorectal cancer
Care for communicable diseases
4.10. Childhood vaccination programmes
4.11. Influenza vaccination for older people
Chapter 5. Health expenditure and financing
5.1. Coverage for health care
5.2. Health expenditure per capita
5.3. Health expenditure in relation to GDP
5.4. Health expenditure by function
5.5. Pharmaceutical expenditure
5.6. Financing of health care
5.7. Trade in health services
Annex A. Additional information on demographic and economic context

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