Health policies and data

OECD Health Statistics 2014





OECD Health Statistics 2014 (the new name of the online database OECD Health Data) was released on 30 June 2014, showing that health spending has started to rise again after stagnating or even falling in many OECD countries during the crisis. But the pace of growth remains well below pre-crisis rates, especially in Europe. Overall health spending accounted for 9.3% of GDP on average across OECD countries in 2012, little changed from 9.2% in 2011. 

The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.



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Read the press releaseHealth spending starts to rise but remains weak in Europe, says OECD



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A selection of key indicators in Excel, from the online database, updated on 28 November 2014.


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The full list of indicators available in the online database, in English and in French


How to obtain this database

OECD Health Statistics 2014 can be accessed choosing from the following options:

• The public use database, which includes 70% of the full content, can be accessed via OECD.Stat.
• Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the complete database via iLibrary, our online library (including data on pharmaceutical consumption and social protection, as well as additional disaggregation).
• Purchase the database via the OECD Online bookshop
• Access by password for accredited journalists.
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