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Statistics on public health/health & safety at work

Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 - statistics on public health & health and safety at work

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Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work

SUMMARY

WHAT DOES THE REGULATION DO?

It sets rules for how statistics on public health and health & safety at work should be collected and presented - to provide comparable data across all EU countries.

This will help the EU produce effective public health policy and support national strategies in this field.

KEY POINTS

The statistics collected by EU countries, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway are sent to the EU’s statistical office, Eurostat.

Statistics are collected on the following subjects:

health and factors affecting it:

health perceptions;

physical and mental functioning and disability;

morbidity* rates, broken down by diagnosis;

accidents and injuries;

lifestyle (exercise, diet, smoking, alcohol, drug use, etc.) and environmental, social and occupational factors;

access to, and use of, healthcare facilities;

demographic and socioeconomic information on individuals;

healthcare:

facilities;

staff;

cost and financing;

causes of death:

characteristics of the deceased;

region;

underlying causes of death;

accidents at work, occupational diseases and other work-related health problems:

person affected;

injury or illness and its severity;

organisation and workplace;

causes and factors involved.

Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 was followed by several implementing regulations, laying down more detailed rules and procedures on other aspects of the collection of health statistics:

328/2011 - registered deaths and stillbirths in each EU country;

349/2011 - collection of statistics on accidents at work;

141/2013 - European Health Interview Survey;

Regulation (EU) 2015/359 - itemisation of statistics on healthcare spending and finance.

WHEN DID THIS REGULATION ENTER INTO FORCE?

20 January 2009.

BACKGROUND

KEY TERMS

* Morbidity: the prevalence of sickness or of a specific disease in a geographical area.

REFERENCES

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008

20.1.2009

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OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, pp. 70-81

RELATED ACTS

Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 of 9 March 1998 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, pp. 3-7)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 328/2011 of 5 April 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work, as regards statistics on causes of death (OJ L 90, 6.4.2011, pp. 22-24)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 349/2011 of 11 April 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work, as regards statistics on accidents at work (OJ L 97, 12.4.2011, pp. 3-8)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 141/2013 of 19 February 2013 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work, as regards statistics based on the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) (OJ L 47, 20.2.2013, pp. 20-48)

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/359 of 4 March 2015 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards statistics on healthcare expenditure and financing (OJ L 62, 6.3.2015, pp. 6-15)

last update 29.09.2015

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