Celebrating the Observatory’s 20th anniversary!

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies has been supporting and promoting evidence-based health policy-making for 20 years. To mark this anniversary year, the Observatory is planning a series of exciting activities with its partners and networks.

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Eurohealth on the Observatory’s 20th Anniversary

2018 Eurohealth 24(2) - This special issue of Eurohealth marks the 20th anniversary of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.


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Video - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

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Health system reviews (HiTs)

Countries’ health system reviews with facts, figures and trends

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Policy briefs and summaries

Brief reports outlining available evidence or experience on a specific policy question or area and drawing key policy options and lessons from it

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Country Health Profiles

Concise and policy-relevant profiles summarize the state-of-play in the EU Member States, emphasising their particular characteristics and challenges

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The Observatory’s quarterly journal with articles on contemporary health system and policy issues

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In-depth analysis on health systems and policies in Europe

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Health Policy

Open access to a selection of articles that are particularly relevant for health policy makers.

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Health Systems and Policy Monitor (HSPM)

Web platform providing up-to-date information about ongoing health system reforms and changes

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Health and Financial Crisis Monitor (HFCM)

Thematic web platform collating evidence on the effects of the financial crisis on health and health systems across Europe

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