A new initiative for 2016-17 ‘ State of Health in the EU‘ will bring together internationally recognised expertise to provide Member States with evidence on health that is relevant to their specific country and that can help maximise the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of their health systems.

There are four components to this initiative:

  • November 2016 the OECD report ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2016‘ will be published
  • November 2017 the OECD will publish a set of 28 individual country¬† health profiles
  • November 2017 a Commission analysis will accompany these 28 profiles, giving each State an overview of the information in the first two documents, linking them to the broader EU agenda and emphasising cross-cutting policy implications
  • December 2017 onwards there will be exchanges between individual EU countries and the Commission, the OECD and the Observatory to discuss the implications and help States make the best use of the gathered evidence.

For more information on the State of Health in the EU on the ec.europa.eu website