Performance in an international perspective

NIVEL compiled the HiT (Health Systems in Transition) report on the Netherlands for the WHO. Apart from a description of the Dutch health care system, this HiT also contains a section showing the performance of the Dutch health care system, in such a way as to make it comparable to HiT reports on other countries. The European Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS), the NIVEL-coordinated network which monitored influenza throughout Europe, has transferred the greatest part of its activities to the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) in September 2008. However, the influenza statistics for the Netherlands are still collected by NIVEL. EISS now monitors the non-EU countries under the flag of the World Health Organisation.