• A collection of policies and analyses in this area of public health in the WHO European Region.

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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 2Analysis: 4
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Monitoring: 3Policy support: 6
  • Explore related indicators and visualizations, download data in Excel and CSV formats, analyze and share graphics.

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    Indicators: 55Visualizations: 136

About the theme

Primary health care is health care received in the community, usually from family doctors, community nurses, staff in local clinics or other health professionals. It should be universally accessible to individuals and families by means acceptable to them, with their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford.

Featured indicator

  • Hospital beds per 100 000 (Line chart)
  • Psychiatric hospital beds per 100 000 (Line chart)
  • Number of all hospital discharges (Line chart)
  • Average length of stay, all hospitals (Bar chart)