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Unmet needs for medical examinations in 2022

In 2022, at the EU level, 3.3% of the people in need of medical examinations were not able to receive them due to financial reasons, long waiting lists, or distance.

The EU countries reporting the highest values were: Greece (16.7%), Finland (9.6%), Romania (7.9%), and Latvia (7.1%). At the other end of the range were Germany (0.5%), Czechia (0.3%), and Cyprus (0.1%) with the lowest shares.

The share of people at risk of poverty in the EU who reported such unmet needs was 6.1%, twice as high as those not at risk (2.8%).

Eurostat, 11 December 2023