National Health Survey Systems in the European community.
This paper is based on the report of a conference held in October 1975 to discuss the possibilities for collaborative action between countries of the European Community in conducting various forms of health survey. Health interview surveys offer the principal opportunity for such action, and it may be possible to incorporate health questions into multi-purpose international surveys. Health examination surveys are less likely to be developed widely in the immediate future. Hospital in-patient discharge records are collected routinely in many countries, and further international cooperation seems feasible. These possibilities are now being kept under continuous review by a working party.