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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Special issue of Eurohealth – leapfrogging to address noncommunicable diseases

This special issue of Eurohealth looks at how health systems in Europe can accelerate the pace of reducing premature mortality resulting from NCDs.


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Health Systems and Policy Monitor (HSPM)

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

Go to HSPM

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Health system reviews (HiTs)

Countries’ health system reviews with facts, figures and trends

Full list of HiTs

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

Go to HFCM

Country Health Profiles

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

Go to the Country Health Profiles page

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

Full list of policy briefs and summaries


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

List of Eurohealth issues


In-depth analysis on health systems and policies in Europe

Full list of Studies

Health Policy

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

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