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Health at a Glance: Europe

Developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in cooperation with the European Commission, The Health at a Glance: Europe report series assesses the EU's progress toward effective, accessible, and resilient health systems.

This report, published every two years, presents a balanced, descriptive assessment of all EU countries based on publicly available data and indicators.

The 2022 edition of Health at a Glance: Europe examines the key challenges European countries must address to develop stronger, more resilient health systems following the acute phase of the COVID‑19 pandemic.

It includes a special focus on how the pandemic has affected young people’s mental and physical health.

The report emphasises the need for additional measures to prevent the COVID‑19 pandemic from scarring a generation of young people.

This edition of Health at a Glance: Europe also assesses the pandemic’s disruption of a wide range of health services for non‑COVID patients, as well as the policy responses European countries deployed to mitigate the negative consequences of these disruptions.

It also addresses a number of critical behavioural and environmental risk factors that have significantly impacted people's health and mortality, emphasising the importance of focusing more on the prevention of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Health at a Glance: Europe 2022

Previous editions of Health at a Glance: Europe