The need and demand for comparable comprehensive health data and health information is growing in Europe.
Many countries have intensified development of their health information systems and health reporting.
The World Health Organization (WHO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and other international organizations collect health data and publish comparative health reports.
The European Union (EU) has initiated several new activities to improve health statistics and to develop health monitoring.
Sometimes they overlap with other international activitie Also, EU Agencies have been set up in several health related fields.
EU public health programmes on specified health problems also monitor health.
The Health Monitoring Programme (HMP) adopted in 1997 is intended to pave the way for permanent EU health monitoring.
After an unfortunate delay, the first HMP decisions to fund projects were made in July 1998.
A feasibility analysis resulting in proposals for the organization ofEU health monitoring was carried out in 1997.
Other recent developments in the EU are the establishment ofa communicable disease network, and the Commission's communication on future public health policy.
The Amsterdam Treaty attaches more importance to public health.
Much work needs to be done before a coherent EU health monitoring system can be put in place.
The current momentum must be used to speed up positive developments. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Communauté européenne, Statistique sanitaire, Transmission information, Planification, Réseau information, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, European community, Sanitary statistics, Information transmission, Planning, Information network, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0093093
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 31/05/1999.