Monitoring in the FOPH

Monitoring and indicator systems are systematic collections of data. They make a fundamental contribution to evidence-based health policy. This page provides an overview of monitorings relevant to the fulfilment of the FOPH’s tasks.

Monitoring and indicator systems are routine, permanent and systematic collections of comparable data. They allow various actors to identify changes and/or trends in the implementation and impact of government measures and the behaviour of target groups. Monitoring only observes. There is no judgment. The monitoring elements are the indicators defined as the subject of observation. The results are the data and the changes/trends identified using the selected indicators.

Surveillance is the systematic and ongoing monitoring of diseases and deaths in the population. Surveillance is particularly used for infectious diseases (epidemiology). 

Overview of Monitorings and surveillances

Further information

Research in the FOPH

Research provides the FOPH with knowledge that is useful for guiding its decisions and practices.

Research reports

Research provides the FOPH with the knowledge it needs to guide decisions and actions, and so fulfil its duties. Recent research reports can be found here.

Evaluation in the FOPH

Evaluation assesses the value and benefit of health policy measures.

Last modification 29.02.2024

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