Core Health Indicators in the WHO European Region 2015. Special focus: Human resources for health





This annual publication provides a basic overview of the health situation in the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region. The key health statistics broadly cover the main health domains: health status of the population, main determinants of health and risk factors and health system resources and utilization. The publication also includes background demographic and socioeconomic indicators.

The 2015 edition has a special focus on human resources for health and gives statistics such as the nurse to physician ratio by country and the gender and age distribution of healthcare workers.

The information is compiled from data generated nationally by health and statistical authorities and regionally by WHO and other international agencies. The data are presented in simple tables for quick reference.