European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.

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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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Health system reviews (HiTs)

Countries’ health system reviews with facts, figures and trends

Full list of HiTs

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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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


In-depth studies on public health in Europe

Full list of Studies

BRIDGE series

Key lessons and best practices on informing health policy-makers and bringing evidence to practice

Full list of BRIDGE series


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

Full list of Eurohealth issues

Health Policy

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

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