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Table 2 Characteristics of the euHS_I survey responders by stage

From: Headline indicators for monitoring the performance of health systems: findings from the european Health Systems_Indicator (euHS_I) survey

Characteristics 1st stage (n = 28) 2nd stage (n = 72)
n % n %
Overall completion ratea
 Fully completed 10 36% 52 72%
 Partially completed 18 64% 20 28%
Response rate by affiliation
 Governmental or other public institution 14 50% 33 46%
 Research institution 12 43% 26 36%
 International organization 1 4%s 0 0%
 Health care provider 1 4% 10 14%
 Non-profit organization 0 0% 3 4%
Geographic distribution by regionb
 West 13 46% 24 34%
 South 7 25% 27 36%
 North 5 18% 8 12%
 East 2 7% 11 15%
 Non-EU 0 0% 2 3%
 No response 1 4% 0 0%
Level of HSPA expertise (1 = basic, 5 = expert)
 1 (basic) 1 4% 0 0%
 2 5 18% 9 13%
 3 3 11% 26 36%
 4 7 25% 21 29%
 5 (expert) 12 43% 14 19%
 No response 0 0% 2 3%
Area of expertisec
 Chronic Care 7 25% 9 13%
 Determinants Of Health 12 43% 32 43%
 Economics 8 29% 6 8%
 Elderly / Long-Term Care 2 7% 5 7%
 Environmental Health 2 7% 14 19%
 Epidemiology 12 43% 37 51%
 Ethical Issues 0 0% 6 8%
 Financing Health Care 13 46% 11 15%
 Health Economics 19 68% 19 26%
 Health Spending, Cost of Care 14 50% 9 13%
 Maternal And Child Health 4 14% 8 11%
 Organization and Delivery of Care 9 32% 15 21%
 Pharmaceuticals 2 7% 10 14%
 Quality of Care 10 36% 24 33%
 Workforce Issues 5 18% 4 6%
  1. aRespondents who completed less than 5 indicator were considered as non-responder
  2. bAccording to Eurovoc geographical classification [92]
  3. cThese categories were not mutually exclusive and hence the sum is greater than 100%