European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Countries around the world are working to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Up-to-date information on relevant health system responses and public health initiatives is available via the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

The HSPM platform features the following services


country map

By selecting a country you will access a dedicated page that provides systematic descriptions of its health system and features up-to-date information on ongoing health reforms and policies.

Compare countries


This engine allows you to select different countries and compare their health systems. The system will automatically extract and collate the content from the published HiT for the selected countries and the selected topic.

Compare countries

Health Policy articles

Health policy journal articles

The Observatory grants open access to Elsevier Health Policy Journal’s articles published by its HSPM members.