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    For which strategies of suicide prevention is there evidence of effectiveness?

    Suicide is a serious public health problem in the European Region, where rates vary from about 40 per million people (in Greece) to about 400 per million (in Hungary). Suicide rates among adolescents and young adults have also increased considerably over the last decades. Many widely-used suicide prevent...

    What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to reduce hepatitis C infection and the associated morbidity?

    Hepatitis C infection has been declared a global health problem. Prevalence is most common among injecting drug user populations, where up to 98% can be infected despite a low HIV prevalence. Up to 20% of those infected with hepatitis C can clear the virus, though chronic infection can lead to significan...

    What evidence is there for the prevention and screening of osteoporosis?

    Osteoporosis – an excessive decrease in bone mass – is more common in women than in men. It is a particularly common condition among elderly women in affluent countries. Osteoporosis is a risk factor for fractures, which occur most commonly at the wrist, spine and hip. Other important risk factors fo...

    Health system performance assessment in the WHO European Region: which domains and indicators have been used by Member States for its measurement?

    Health systems performance assessment (HSPA) varies across the WHO European Region. This review summarizes HSPA domains and indicators used by Member States in their HSPA or health system-related reports. Thirty Member States published in the English language and from their latest documents, 1485 distinc...

    Policy summary 4: health system performance comparison: an agenda for policy, information and research

    International health system performance comparisons have the potential to provide a rich source of evidence as well as policy influence.• Country comparisons that are not conducted with properly validated measures and unbiased policy interpretations may prompt adverse policy impacts and so caution is r...