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Table 6 Top three listed headline indicators ranked by individual preferences

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

Domain Name of indicator Ranking byb Frequencies Availabilities
Individual preferences HSPA domain Headline N responded assessed by individual preferences as headline % ECHI / Eurostat OECD WHO-EUR
Access Share of population covered by health insurancea 1 1 1 25 36%
Reported waiting times for access o specialist (care) 2 5 8 24 17%
Accessibility to acute care 3 3 2 22 18%
Waiting times for elective surgeries 3 8 31 22 18%
Efficiency Average length of stay (ALOS), total and selected diagnoses 1 1 39 22 14%
Total health care expenditure by all financing agents (total, public and private sectors)a 1 6 1 22 14%
Health expenditure per capita in PPP (purchasing power parities) in relation to life expectancy at birth 2 21 34 20 20% ~ ~ ~
Number of surgical operations and procedures 4 10 55 16 25%
Quality of Care Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR) 1 11 12 24 25%
Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) Hospitalization Rate 2 8 15 22 14%
Prevalence and incidence rate of hospital-acquired infections (% of patients hospitalised)c 3 1 4 20 25%
Equity GINI coefficient (income distribution) 1 20 48 17 35%
Geographic distribution of doctors: Physicians density in predominantly urban and rural regions 2 8 7 17 18% ~ ~ ~
Percentage of households experiencing high levels/catastrophic of out-of-pocket health expendituresa 3 1 7 17 12%
Self-reported/perceived general health 3 20 15 17 12%
Health Status Healthy Life Years (HLY) 1 2 3 22 18%
Life expectancya 1 1 2 22 18%
Avoidable mortality rate: amenable and preventable deaths 2 8 5 20 15%
Infant mortality rate 4 3 1 18 28%
Health Determinants Prevalence of different smoking status, self-reporteda 1 2 4 22 36%
Body Mass Indexa 2 2 3 19 21%
Opportunities for education: Participation in early childhood education 3 7 24 17 18%
Overall experience of life: Life satisfaction 3 20 8 17 18%
  1. arobust indicator with the lowest sum of all three rankings
  2. bthe statistical rank of the respective indicator based on the HSPA domain or headline level per HSPA domain frequency. If there are duplicate values in the ranking, these are given the same rank. () indicator available, (~) not ready-made and needs to be calculated, (−) not available, (➔) indicator available just for selected diagnoses
  3. cprovided by ECDC