The Health Consumer Powerhouse Ltd (HCP) was founded 2004, aiming to introduce open comparisons of healthcare systems performance as a tool to improve outcomes and to support patient empowerment. Since then, HCP has published more than 50 editions of Health Consumer Indices in large many fields, such as heart care, diabetes, HIV, hepatitis, breast cancer, renal care and so on.
The HCP flagship, the annual Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI), serves as the independent monitoring of healthcare in 36 countries. The last, 8th edition was published in January 2015 (all indices freely available at www.healthpowerhouse.com). Since 2006 this comparison of key values in healthcare, taking the patient and consumer point of view, has improved the understanding of European healthcare, empowered patients and helped addressing weaknesses. EHCI, and the wide range of disease-specific studies produced by HCP, set standards for what could and should be achieved by modern, well-serving healthcare.
“We know the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) is today the leading public measurement of how national healthcare systems perform …We have recently learned that the European Commission after assessing various benchmarks has found the EHCI to be the most accurate and reliable comparison”.
– Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, former Minister of Health of Lithuania, since November 2014 the EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Protection.
Hjertqvist, Johan, LL.M.
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Professor Björnberg, Arne, Ph.D.
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