International Data

The Department of Health is responsible for sending data on health in Ireland to Eurostat, the OECD and the WHO. These organisations collect comparable data from Member States on an annual basis. Data is collected on various topics including health care activities, health status, physical resources and health employment.


Eurostat collect data in the following domains (all links open in new window):


The OECD Health Statistics collect data in the following domains:

OECD Health Care Quality Indicators

The OECD Health Care Quality Indicators project, initiated in 2002, aims to measure and compare the quality of health service provision in the different countries. An Expert Group has developed a set of quality indicators at the health systems level, which allows assessment of the impact of particular factors on the quality of health services.


The WHO disseminate data via the European Health For All database (HFA).

The WHO also produces detailed monitoring and assessment tools for key areas of health policy.

The WHO’s Global Health Observatory (GHO) contains reports, country statistics and a data repository on a variety of global health priorities.