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Preliminary material: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations
- Why are international health comparisons so popular?
- International comparisons can be complex
- What this guide adds
- Checklist for international comparisons of health
- 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?
Appendix: Checklist for international comparisons of health-related data
End matter: References; List of tables; List of figures; List of boxes