Health and well-being in Luxembourg

Health in Luxembourg

Health comparisons with Europe

A study “Health at a Glance: Europe 2022” published by the OECD shows a good performance of the Luxembourg health system.

In concrete terms, this means that life expectancy is increasing, unlike in other European countries, except Norway. A Luxembourg resident has a life expectancy of 82.6 years. The mortality for strokes is the best behind Switzerland with 41 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Deaths due to air pollution show the greatest decrease in Luxembourg compared to Europe. This concerns 33 deaths out of 100,000. Luxembourg is among the countries with the lowest rate of deaths from heart attacks, with 59 deaths per 100,000.

On the other hand, there is still work to be done on nutrition. This appears to be unbalanced for 48% of adults who do not eat fruit and vegetables every day. 20% of children and adolescents are overweight, compared to 15% five years earlier.

The health care system in Luxembourg is very efficient

Indeed, the existing health care system ensures equal access to care, regardless of status and means. Large hospitals cover the territory, in the center, north and south of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Consulting general practitioners or specialized practitioners is easy.

Care is covered in full by the National Health Fund or partially depending on the medical needs of the patient and/or the care received. In case the National Health Insurance Fund does not cover the costs, insurance companies offer complementary health insurance. portal

The Sante. lu portal is the reference site for health in Luxembourg.

Launched in 2009 by the Ministry of Health, the portal brings together on a single website all the information on the subject of health in Luxembourg. Useful for individuals or professionals, you will find various information and in particular :

  • prevention advice, by theme or by age group, for sensitive individuals such as young children, pregnant women or seniors,
  • in-depth health issues,
  • Explanatory sheets on diseases or ailments with symptoms, causes and practical advice on how to cure them, recommended medical examinations or tests,
  • details on how medical care is reimbursed,
  • a presentation of all the actors of the health and social sector, the follow-up of the agenda of the Minister of Health,
  • information on the exercise of the health professions, with the regulations concerning these medical professions and the diplomas required to practice in Luxembourg,
  • job offers in the field of health,
  • all the news concerning health in Luxembourg such as the possible recall of food products, the heat wave plan, … with a history month by month and year by year,
  • a calendar of health-related events,
  • Legislation related to the health and medical sector, with all the useful explanations on the health policy in Luxembourg, the health plans,
  • the various health publications,
  • Prevention and health promotion campaigns conducted by the Ministry and the Health Department.

The corresponding app is available on smartphone and tablet.

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