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 now have their own atlases of health care including those listed below:

Australia

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/publications-and-resources/australian-atlas-healthcare-variation-series

Canada

https://www.ices.on.ca/Publications/Atlases-and-Reports

European Collaborative

http://echo-health.eu/atlas-eu/

France

https://www.irdes.fr/recherche/ouvrages/002-atlas-des-variations-de-pratiques-medicales-recours-a-dix-interventions-chirurgicales.pdf

Germany

https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en/our-projects/patients-with-impact/project-topics/data-analysis/
https://www.versorgungsatlas.de/ (in German)
http://www.kbv.de/html/gesundheitsdaten.php (in German)
http://www.gesundheitsatlas-bw.de (in German)
https://www.lgl.bayern.de/gesundheit/gesundheitsberichterstattung/gesundheitsatlas/ia_report/atlas.html (in German)

New Zealand

https://www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/health-quality-evaluation/projects/atlas-of-healthcare-variation/

Norway

https://helseatlas.no/en/atlas/120/details

Scotland

https://www.isdscotland.org/Products-and-Services/Scottish-Atlas-of-Variation/

Spain

http://www.atlasvpm.org/en/english-version

Switzerland

http://www.versorgungsatlas.ch/index.php/de/versorgungsatlas/ (in Swiss German)

United Kingdom

https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/atlas-of-variation
https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/products/atlas/