Slovenia. Highlights on health and well-being (2016)




2016, v + 12 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5151 4
This publication is only available online. 

Data from 2000–2010 show substantial and sustained health gain in Slovenia, which compares well with its neighbours, the 15 countries that joined the European Union before 1 May 2004 (EU15) and the wider WHO European Region. While decreases in early deaths from causes including heart disease and cancer have contributed to improvements in life expectancy, remaining areas of concern include deaths from falls and the comparatively lower proportion of healthy years of life for older people. There are many good elements in the health system, including a strong approach to universal health coverage and a national commitment to adopt a policy approach aligned with Health 2020, the health policy of the Region.

Highlights on health and well-being give an overview of a country's health status, describing mortality, morbidity, exposure to key risk factors and trends. The WHO Regional Office for Europe develops the highlights in collaboration with European countries. When possible, each report also compares a country to reference groups: in this report, the WHO European Region as a whole and the EU15. To make the comparisons as valid as possible, data as a rule are taken from one source to ensure that they have been harmonized in a reasonably consistent way. Whenever possible, the data in the report are drawn from the Regional Office's European Health for All database. These are collected from Member States on an annual basis and include metadata that specify the original source of data for specific indicators. Longer profiles accompany the highlights.