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European health consumer index presentation

Published 29/11/2013

LITHUANIAN HEALTH MINISTER VYTENIS POVILAS ANDRIUKAITIS SPEECH 28 November 2013 Dear participants of the event, Today it is good occasion to present certain interim results of Lithuanian EU presidency in health field and about the importance of health monitoring in the national and European context. This monitoring based on proper indicators is especially important as […]

EHCI – The Leading Measurement of National Healthcare Systems

Published 29/11/2013

“We know the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) is today the leading public measurement of how national healthcare systems perform in 35 European countries and is the most extensive Index yet. We have recently learned that the European Commission after assessing various benchmarks has found the EHCI to be the most accurate and reliable comparison.” […]

Euro Health Consumer Index 2013

Published 28/11/2013

The Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2013 is the seventh study made on European healthcare systems. The Index takes a consumer and patient perspective. EHCI, like the 16 other Health Consumer Powerhouse Indexes, offers reality checks for policy makers, empowerment to patients and consumers and an opportunity for stakeholders to highlight weak and strong aspects […]

Infant deaths steadily lower

Published 27/11/2013

Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, usually measured per 1,000 live births in a given year. In the well developed countries the increased infant mortality occurs primarily among very low birth weight infants, many of whom are born prematurely; in Europe, very low birth weight infants […]

Empowered patients contribute to healthcare improvement

Published 27/11/2013

As highlighted by the EHCI 2013 report, the gap between patients and professionals is diminishing: patient rights legislation and involvement in policy-making has become standard in Europe. Year by year healthcare systems – often a bit reluctant – open for patient engagement, as second opinion, access to own medical record etc become tools for empowerment. […]

European healthcare keeps improving, in spite of crisis

Published 27/11/2013

Since EHCI started measuring outcomes, the average performance level of national healthcare has risen significantly. 2007 the top performer country scored 806 points (of 1000 possible), 2013 it takes 870 point to win. 2007 the country in the bottom of the rank was awarded 435 points, 2013 the same country achieved 516 points (still scoring […]

EHCI Newsletter November 2013

Published 6/11/2013

Nov 28: The best healthcare in Europe? Will Dutch healthcare remain in top? Are runner ups such as Denmark and Switzerland up for grabs? How has the financial crises affected healthcare? Will the introduction of a number of new indicators, targeting prevention, change the ranks? Nov 28 the 2013 Euro Health Consumer Index will be […]

Presentation of the 2013 Euro Vision Scorecard Report

Published 9/10/2013

Are European healthcare systems adequately addressing vision impairment and blindness?

Published 7/10/2013

The day before the World Sight Day 2013, the Health Consumer Powerhouse launches the 2013 Euro Vision Scorecard. Find out: Are there adequate levels of screening? Is there equality of access to specialist care across Europe? Are outcomes comparable? Are treatments being used effectively? Join us for the 2013 Euro Vision Scorecard launch webcast Where: […]

Euro Diabetes Index in an updated 2014 edition!

Published 26/9/2013

In 2008 HCP published the Euro Diabetes Index (EDI), delivering valuable facts and analysis of the situation around Europe for people with diabetes. This disease is a major threat to public health in Europe. The 2008 Index pointed to Denmark, France and UK as the countries which were addressing the diabetes problem most successfully, setting […]