Health Systems in the EU: Commission publishes report on Primary Care

The EU Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA) has published its report “A new drive for primary care in Europe: rethinking the assessment tools and methodologies” to help policy makers and health practitioners to set objectives and measure progress towards improving primary care services for the benefit of patients.

The report examines core aspects of well-performing primary care systems, focusing on their key functions such as access, coordination of care and continuity of care. The analysis confirms that performance assessment in primary care paves the way for better health outcomes, and improves the overall health system. However, there is significant scope to advance primary care performance assessment in Europe.

To read the report in full go to: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/systems_performance_assessment/docs/2018_primarycare_eg_en.pdf