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Title: Third European meeting of WHO national counterparts on health statistics and information : report on a WHO meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark 27-28 September 2001
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The Meeting brought together WHO Regional Office for Europe counterparts on health information from 44 European Member States, together with experts from the Organisation for European Co-operation and Development, the European Commission, the United Nations Children's Fund and WHO headquarters. Presentations were made on health data collection and dissemination and the attendant problems; WHO initiatives and framework for measuring health status and health systems performance assessment; national, regional and cross-border experience in using health data and indicators in policy- and decision-making; the European Union project on comparability of hospital data; and the current status of the Regional Office's health interview surveys (EUROHIS) project. The meeting concluded that there were significant gaps in regularly collected data to support important health policy developments, and identified a number of factors that contributed to the non-availability and insufficient quality of health data. It was agreed that the Regional Office would continue to develop the health for all database, and would intensify its efforts to improve the availability and international comparability of health data in selected areas. The meeting suggested some ways by which the current problems of data availability and quality might eventually be solved. Finally, it recommended that the Regional Office consider setting up a mechanism by which countries could share with others their experience in the use of national databases
Description: EUR/01/5023453
21 p.
Subject: Public Health
Data Collection
Information Services
Information Systems
Health Status Indicators
Context: statistics
metadata.dc.subject.other: Epidemiology and Statistics
Gov't Doc #: EUR/01/5023453
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