Key facts about Europe

Key Fact Strong capabilities in Prevention and Diagnosis

Most countries score highly in the Prevention and Diagnosis Vital Sign, which reflects the policy community’s current emphasis on prevention and early diagnosis.

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Key Fact Improvement on Treatment needed

Many countries have a gap to close on the Treatment Vital Sign, raising questions about how follow-up can be optimised to match the region’s success in early diagnoses.


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Key Fact Palliative Care scores indicate need to focus on patients with terminal disease

Many European countries are suffering from insufficient palliative care staff, whether at-home or in-hospital. This seems to indicate that many European countries are allocating resources away from those with terminal diagnoses.

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