The European health report 2009: Health and health systems

This new report from WHO EURO investigates trends in public health indicators and determinants in the European region over the last four years and focuses on the role investing in health systems has in improving population health in Europe.

The full report can be read online at:


"This report presents public health information to support countries in choosing sound investments in health. It should encourage the successful implementation of effective health system reforms and policies, and help countries improve their health systems' performance to provide efficient, patient-centred, high-quality health care. The annex provides some of the data used in the analysis....."

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