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Euro Health Consumer Index in Svenska Dagbladet

Dec 23 the leading Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet used Euro Health Consumer Index for a ten country status picture of health care. Link to the article (in Swedish) / Download english translation (PDF)

On the EU healthcare indicator front – nothing new, sadly enough

As the 2017 Euro Health Consumer Index takes form and will be published in January, the EU ambition to create a joint assessment system makes zero progress. In spite of promises made by the health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis four years ago, there is still no sign of an operational platform. Not even a strategy, as […]

HCP lectures at Polish EU healthcare reform conference

September 11 Johan Hjertqvist held the keynote lecture at the Warsaw WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL DIALOGUE No. 5, titled “Health care system that makes patients satisfied – financing of system and services“. His presentation is available at our website. The conference is organized in the framework of „Together for Health” project, which is co-financed under the EU Operational […]

New HCP study reveals huge inequality around Europe in heart disease prevention

There are significant gaps between evidence-based measures for secondary prevention and actual practice. Most European countries lack a comprehensive national action plan on cardio-vascular disease (CVD) with targets for secondary prevention of CVD. These are some key findings from the study published  by the Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCP) August 26, 2017 at the European Society […]


Euro Health Consumer Index 2016

The EHCI, started in 2005, is the leading comparison for assessing the performance of national healthcare systems in 35 countries. The EHCI analyses national healthcare on 48 indicators, looking into areas such as Patient Rights and Information, Access to Care, Treatment Outcomes, Range and Reach of Services, Prevention and use of Pharmaceuticals. Download the report […]

Euro Heart Index 2016

The Euro Heart Index (EHI) 2016 provides a ranking of cardiovascular healthcare systems in 30 countries across four key areas: Prevention, Procedures, Access to care and Outcomes, measured on 31 indicators. The maximum points achievable are 1 000. The 2016 edition is a follow up of the 2008 EHI. The Index is constructed from public […]

Euro Health Consumer Index 2015

The Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2015 is the ninth study made by Health Consumer Powerhouse Ltd. (HCP) on healthcare systems in 35 European countries. Since 2006 this comparison of key values in healthcare, taking the patient and consumer point of view, has improved the understanding of European healthcare, empowered patients and helped addressing weaknesses. […]