A special supplement of the European Journal of Public Health celebrates the culmination of five years of work on the European Collaboration for Health Optimization (ECHO) project.

The overall aim of the project has been to build a common knowledge infrastructure, which will  ultimately allow for international healthcare performance comparisons. The supplement puts together a series of manuscripts under the title: “Unwarranted variations in health care performance across Europe”. These articles have been produced as part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of York, Southern Denmark University, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Institute of Public Health in Ljubljana, UMIT at Innsbruck, EHMA and the ECHO Project Team.

The papers record some significant findings and describe a number of lessons that can be learnt from the research to date.

To see the full supplement, click here on http://cts.vresp.com