European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The Observatory 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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The Observatory Venice Summer School 2019

The 2019 edition of the European Observatory Venice Summer School will be held on 21–27 July 2019. This year’s focus is on “Skill-mix innovation in primary and chronic care: mobilizing the health workforce”.

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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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