HOPE, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, is an international non-profit organisation, created in 1966.
HOPE represents national public and private hospital associations and hospital owners, either federations of local and regional authorities or
national health services. Today, HOPE is made up of 35 organisations coming from the 28 Member States of the European Union,
Switzerland and the Republic of Serbia.
HOPE mission is to promote improvements in the health of citizens throughout Europe, high standard of hospital care and to foster
efficiency with humanity in the organisation and operation of hospital and healthcare services.
RECENT HOPE PUBLICATIONS
Hospitals 2020: hospitals of the future, healthcare of the future
A report on the findings of the HOPE Exchange participants 2015, presented at the HOPE Agora Warsaw
Out-of-pocket payments in healthcare systems in the EU
Challenges in the changing hospital and healthcare environment
A report on the findings of the HOPE Exchange participants 2014, presented at the HOPE Agora Amsterdam
More HOPE publications
HOSPITALS in the Member States of the European Union
Knowledge on hospitals in Europe is sparse and spread in different sources. To make easily available the core information HOPE has developed three tools.
Facts and figures
provide detailed information about the situation of hospitals in each EU Member State. It considers the demographic and socio-economic condition, the healthcare systems features, hospital planning, governance and financing.
Hospitals in the EU: Facts and figures
Comparative key figures
examine the most significant data and indicators for a better understanding of the overall situation of hospitals. They present the trends over the last five to ten years on hospital activity, acute care hospital capacity and healthcare workforce.
Hospitals in the EU: Comparative key figures
Hospitals in the 27 Member States of the European Union (2009)
is a joint work of HOPE and DEXIA issued in 2009, both a paper poster gathering information for each of the EU Member States and a book providing a synthesis.
Hospitals in the EU 27: The book