Health Policy Monitor
Skip Navigation

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. The Survey: Definition of terms
  2. The Website / Technology

The Survey: Definition of terms

Is there a special definition of terms used in the survey?

Click here for a glossary with explanations about terms (issues, process stages, actors and ratings) used in our survey to gather international heath policy reforms.

The Website / Technology

Which browsers / system requirements are needed for best usability results? is optimized according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. It therefore uses cascading stylesheets (CSS). If your browser does not show our website properly, it does not support the regular web standards agreed upon by th World Wide Web Consortium. Unfortunately older browsers did not always apply to those standards. The result is, that a lot of websites are not accessible für disabled people, e.g. with blindness. healthpolicymonitor uses technologies, that are optimized also for special browsers which allow disabled people to use our service.

If your (older) browser does not support these standards, it is highly recomended to switch your browser to:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows
  • Netscape 6 und 7 for Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh.
You can access and use this site with almost any browser; however, browsers that do not support CSS will lead to design irregularities.

For further information on webstandards please visit:

How to read PDF-documents?

All Health Policy Reforms documented in our site are provided in PDF format, which allows you to view and download documents retaining the original formatting. You will find a PDF-button at the end of each survey. In the search result you may choose all the reforms of interest and download them in one document. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and download documents in PDF format.

How to print a page from

To print a page from our website in an optimized format, please click on the print page icon at the end of each page. Then use the brower print funcion to print the page.