The HAI-Net protocol for surveillance of surgical site infections in European hospitals. The main objective of this protocol is to ensure standardisation of definitions, of data collection and of reporting procedures for hospitals participating in the national/regional surveillance of surgical site infections SSI across Europe.
- Date de parution: février 2012
- Editeur: European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC)
[Statistiques européennes de maladies cardiovasculaires 2012]
This is the fourth edition of European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics. This fourth edition is published jointly by the European Heart Network, the European Society of Cardiology and the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford. It is part of the European Heart Health Strategy II (EuroHeart II) project and benefits from co-funding from the European Union in the framework of the health programme. CVD remains the main cause of death in Europe with very significant differences in mortality rates between countries.
The differences are greatest between Northern, Southern and Western European countries and Central and Eastern European Countries. There are also differences between Western and Southern European countries with Southern European countries still having lower death rates from CVD than Western European countries. However, policy makers need to consider the differences and take a close look at risk factor prevalence and trends. Differences between Southern and Western European countries may persist but they are narrowing. This may be good news for Western Europe not necessarily for Southern Europe.
The data presented in the fourth edition of European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics show that our efforts to reduce mortality from cardiovascular diseases have been successful. Most noticeably, following steep increases in CVD mortality in some Central and Eastern European countries, these countries are now since the mid-2000 experiencing a decrease. However, the cost to the European Union economies of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is not decreasing.
A read through the chapters of the European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics confirms that Europe suffers badly from lack of data and, particularly, lack of comparable data. This is true for prevalence and incidence rates, rates of surgical procedures as well as for diets. The European Union has an important task in developing standard methods for collecting information or agreed procedures for calibration of locally appropriate methods and questionnaires, to ensure effective service planning and quality of care for patients across the European Union.
- Date de parution: octobre 2012
- Editeur: European Heart Network (EHN)
[Indice européen de performance pour la lutte contre l'hépatite]
Chaque année, les troubles hépatiques causent 125.000 décès en Europe, où quelques 23 millions de personnes sont atteintes, le plus souvent sans le savoir, d'une forme d'hépatite. Ces personnes constituent par conséquent un facteur de risque élevé eu égard à la propagation de cette infection. Une nouvelle étude vient d'être menée afin de comparer les traitements et les politiques de lutte contre l'hépatite dans 30 pays européens, et ainsi identifier les approches les plus efficaces afin d'élaborer une méthodologie de référence à l'échelle paneuropéenne pour la lutte contre l'hépatite. La France arrive en tête, suivie de la Slovénie et de l'Allemagne. Le Luxembourg se classe 19e, avec 663 points sur 1.000.
- Date de parution: novembre 2012
- Editeur: Health Consumer Powerhouse
[L'Indice Européen des Maux de Tête 2012]
As many as 50 million Europeans suffer from headache and migraine, for many with handicapping effects. Compared to other large diseases, there lacks outcomes data to tell what are the best therapies and if prevention matters. The first Euro Headache Index (EHI) compares in what way 29 European countries address and take care of headache and migraine, by healthcare and other measures. The Netherlands comes out number 1 on good headache environment, followed by Germany, Denmark and Austria.
The 2012 EHI looks into the following areas: Patients rights and information, Professional awareness and education, Access to healthcare, Medication/treatment and Prevention. In total there are 34 indicators for measurement.
- Date de parution: mars 2012
- Editeur: Health Consumer Powerhouse