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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• The public use database, which includes 70% of the full content, can be accessed via OECD.Stat.
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