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Document 32008R1338

Statistics on public health/health & safety at work

Statistics on public health/health & safety at work

 

SUMMARY OF:

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

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

It sets rules for how statistics on public health and health and 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:

  • Regulation (EU) No 328/2011 — registered deaths and stillbirths in each EU country;
  • Regulation (EU) No 349/2011 — collection of statistics on accidents at work;
  • Regulation (EU) No 141/2013 — European Health Interview Survey;
  • Regulation (EU) No 2015/359 — itemisation of statistics on healthcare spending and finance.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 20 January 2009.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

KEY TERMS

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

MAIN DOCUMENT

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 (OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, pp. 70-81)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

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)

Successive amendments to Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 have been incorporated in the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

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)

See consolidated version.

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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