Health policies and data

Health Expenditure

 

Many European countries saw further reductions in health spending in 2013, according to OECD Health Statistics 2015. 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 Manual A System of Health Accounts (SHA) provides a standard framework for producing a set of comprehensive, consistent and internationally comparable accounts to meet the needs of public and private-sector health analysts and policy-makers.

Health expenditure

 

What's New - SLOW GROWTH in HEALTH SPENDING

In 2013, OECD saw slow growth in health spending but Europe lagged behind.

Recent trends reinforce the on-going concerns regarding the adequacy of financial resources for health care and the way that those resources are used. Consequently, policy-makers and researchers seek more detailed and comparative information on health care expenditures to address questions such as:

  • What are the main drivers accounting for health expenditure growth?
  • What factors explain the observed differences between countries?
  • What are the main structural differences in health spending between countries?
  • How are changes in the structure of health spending and performance of health systems related?

These and other issues, such as the effects of an ageing population, or tracking the financial burden of households, have been challenging the traditional system of health expenditure statistics.

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Source: OECD Health Statistics 2015


 

KEY publication: A SYSTEM OF HEALTH ACCOUNTS

The OECD Manual A System of Health Accounts (SHA) provides a standard framework for producing a set of comprehensive, consistent and internationally comparable accounts to meet the needs of public and private-sector health analysts and policy-makers. The SHA manual establishes a conceptual basis of statistical reporting rules that are compatible with other economic and social statistics.  

 

  

Data on HEALTH EXPENDITURE: COMPARE YOUR COUNTRY



The latest SHA data are available on OECD.Stat

 

SYSTEM OF HEALTH ACCOUNTS development work: main components 

COntacts FOR HEALTH EXPENDITURE

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