The health status of the European population is supervised constantly through the national public health agencies in their respective countries and monitored by the several nongovernmental organizations dedicated to public health active in Europe.In particular, the European Union (EU) supervises the health of the population in its 28 member nations by means of the Directorate for Health and Food Safety. The Directorate bases its proposals and legislative interventions both on data from the single nations and the statistical analysis provided by Eurostat, the official statistical office of the EU, situated in Luxembourg, whose mission is to provide high-quality statistics for Europe. On February 5, 2019, Eurostat released its most recent general report on children’s health in the EU. The document, which describes the status of health of the population 0-16 years of age, includes reassuring information, which were collected from household members. This commentary briefly discusses the significant positive data reported by Eurostat. Our aim is to share the encouraging information included in the report while emphasizing the importance for pediatricians not to rely exclusively on the family members’ perception to assess the quality of pediatric care. We believe that it is important to never lower one’s guard on children’s health and therefore to regularly follow social and legislative changes to constantly provide adequate children’s care that is focused and organized around the needs and expectations of their families.
|Titolo:||The State of Children's Health in Europe|
PETTOELLO MANTOVANI, MASSIMO [Conceptualization] (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|