July 2015

HSPM: Health Services and Policy Monitor: changes in the health care system in 30 countries, 2015 - ongoing

Duration: Jul 2015 - ongoing


The Health Systems and Policy Monitor (HSPM) is an innovative platform that provides a detailed and up-to-date description of health care system of some 30 countries. This provides up-to-date information on reforms and changes that are particularly policy relevant.


The HSPM facilitates the comparison of healthcare systems and contributes to the development of health care systems, among other things by (evidence based) learning from experiences in other countries.

HSPM Network

The HSPM Network consists of an international group of renowned institutes with a great deal of experience in the analysis of health systems and health care management. Nivel provides the contribution for the Netherlands.


The output of the HSPM Network consists of two pillars:

  • a health system review, providing systematic system descriptions of the healthcare system: this is drawn up for each country approximately once every five years. Relevant changes to the system after the publication of the health system review are published as Health System in Transition reports on the HSPM website.
  • results of international comparison of a broad variety of healthcare related topics: examples include dental care, long-term care, pharmaceutical care and COVID-19 related issues.


The Health Systems and Policy Monitor (HSPM Network) is funded by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (EU), a daughter organisation of the World Health Organization.


The HSPM Network consists of many institutes in over 30 countries throughout Europe.

Visit the international HSPM Website for more information and the results of research.


European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (EU)
Project partners
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