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OECD Health Statistics 2015





Many European countries saw further reductions in health spending in 2013, according to OECD Health Statistics 2015, released on July 7. Health spending continued to shrink in Greece, Italy and Portugal in 2013. Most countries in the European Union reported real per capita health spending below the levels of 2009. Outside of Europe, health spending has been growing at around 2.5% per year since 2010

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 release: Slow growth in health spending but Europe lags behind, says OECD

Read the Policy Brief: Focus on Health Spending 2015 


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