International Health Atlases

In the years since The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care began releasing its findings, researchers and policy makers across the globe have come to recognize the importance of geographic variation in the cost and quality of health care.

The Wennberg International Collaborative is a research network committed to improving health care by examining organizational and regional variation in health care resources, utilization, and outcomes. Formed in 2010, the Collaborative seeks to reduce barriers in the field of variations research through sponsoring research and policy meetings, facilitating collaboration amongst members, advocating for health care data availability, and serving as a clearinghouse for research and policy findings.

Several countries and international organizations now have their own atlases of health care including those listed below:


Geographic Variations in Health Care: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done to Improve Health System Performance?


Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Series


Atlas of Variation in Healthcare Brazil


Atlases & Reports, ICES

European Collaborative

Final Report Summary – ECHO (European Collaboration for Healthcare Optimization)


Atlas of Variations in Medical Practice


Exploring regional differences in healthcare
Medical care viewed regionally (in German)
Health data: Figures, trends and analyses (in German)
Health Atlas of Baden-Wurttemberg (in German)
Health Atlas of Bavaria (in German)


Performance Evaluation System (in Italian)
Evaluating the Network Healthcare System Performance

Netherlands Flag The Netherlands

The Dutch Atlas of Healthcare Variation (in Dutch)

New Zealand Flag New Zealand

Atlas of Healthcare Variation


Norwegian Healthcare Atlases, Helseatlas


Scottish Atlas of Healthcare Variation


Atlases, VPM


National Quality Register for Ear, Nose and Throat Ailments (in Swedish)


Swiss Atlas of Health Care (in Swiss German)

United Kingdom

Atlas of Variation, PHE, NHS England and RightCare
NHS Atlas Series


Atlas of Palliative Care (various countries): in collaboration with Atlantes Global Observatory of Palliative Care, Universidad de Navarra
Mental Health Atlas