Just published: Successes and Failures of Health Policy in Europe: Four decades of divergent trends and converging challenges

In the last 40 years, the health of Europeans overall has improved markedly, yet progress has been very uneven from country to country.

Now a new study, Successes and Failures of Health Policy in Europe: Four Decades of Divergent Trends and Converging Challenges, draws on decades of research to examine the impact health policy has had on population health in Europe. It asks key and incisive questions about mortality trends and health policy activity and seeks to evaluate the most effective policy for the kinds of challenges Europe has faced.

Edited by Johan P. Mackenbach and Martin McKee, and based on the latest evidence-based research, this volume is an important read for policy-makers and those working in healthcare as professionals, researchers or students.

The book is a joint publication between the European Observatory and Open University Press. It can be ordered here: