Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Why are international health comparisons so popular?
      • International comparisons can be complex
      • What this guide adds
      • Checklist for international comparisons of health
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • How can health be compared between countries?
      • Sources and uses of international health-related data
      • How this guide is structured
    • 2 Making comparisons: considerations and complexities
      • Data quality
      • Are the data defined consistently across countries?
      • Do all countries use the same method to collect the data?
      • Do the data cover similar parts of the population?
      • Do the data refer to the same time period?
      • Choice of countries
      • Are countries sufficiently similar to support comparison?
      • Presentation of results
      • Are the data presented appropriately?
      • Is the variation between countries adequately explained?
      • Are differences within countries considered?
      • Can the data be used outside of an international comparison?
    • 3 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix
      • Checklist for international comparisons of health-related data
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes