Print Email Facebook Twitter The European health potential: What can we learn from each other? Title The European health potential: What can we learn from each other? Author Schaapveld, K. Chorus, A.M.J. Perenboom, R.J.M. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1995 Abstract In this paper global differences in health between the 12 countries of the European Union are compared and related to variations in so-called determinants of health, especially socioeconomic and life style factors and characteristics of the health care system in each country. This leads to two main conclusions. The first conclusion is that the health differences that exist within the European Union can only be partially explained by variations in determinants of health. Still, the comparison offers intriguing clues for improving health, containing cost and further research in the European Union. The second conclusion is that considerable data on health and determinants of health are collected in each country, but that international comparability is still limited. The ongoing activities in the standardization of European data collection need our full support. Subject HealthEuropean CommunityHealth policyHealth servicesHealth statusLife styleSocio-economic factorsComparative StudyCross-Cultural ComparisonData CollectionEuropeHealth PolicyHealth Services ResearchHealth Status IndicatorsHumanInternational CooperationLife StyleMortalityQuality of Health CareSocioeconomic Factors To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2c8df706-abdf-427d-9ea7-34c691d63bd0 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-8510(94)00708-m TNO identifier 233024 ISSN 0168-8510 Source Health Policy, 33 (3), 205-217 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.