Learn about the latest interviews, articles and media interventions from the OECD Health Division.
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Articles and reports from OECD Health Division colleagues
- Europe’s ageing prompts a revolution in healthcare, Europe’s World, published on June 22, 2015, Summer 2015 issue. Article authored by Francesca Colombo.
- Income-related inequalities and inequities in health care services utilisation in 18 selected OECD countries, The European Journal of Health Economics, January 2015. Article authored by Marion Devaux.
- Health-care expenditure and health policy in the USA versus other high-spending OECD countries, The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9937, 5–11 July 2014, Pages 83–92. Co-authored by Luca Lorenzoni, Annalisa Belloni, Franco Sassi.
- Financial impact of the GFC: health care spending across the OECD, Health Economics, Policy and Law / FirstView Article pp 1-13 © Cambridge University Press 2014. Article authored by David Morgan and Roberto Astolfi.
- The Dutch health care performance report: seven years of health care performance assessment in the Netherlands, van den Berg et al., Health Research Policy and Systems 2014 12:1. January 2014. Article co-authored by Niek S. Klazinga.
- Income-related inequalities and inequities in health care services utilisation in 18 selected OECD countries, The European Journal of Health Economics, December 2013. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013. Article authored by Marion Devaux.
- Les modes de rémunération des médecins dans des pays de l'OCDE, Les Tribunes de la santé 40, October 2013, Presses de Sciences Po. Article authored by Valérie Paris, Marion Devaux (in French).
- Resolving the challenges in the international comparison of health systems: The must do's and the trade-offs, Health Policy, Volume 112, Issue 1, September 2013. Article authored by Ian Forde, David Morgan, Niek S. Klazinga.
- International comparisons of health system performance among OECD countries: Opportunities and data privacy protection challenges, Health Policy, Volume 112, Issue 1, September 2013; issue on "Health System Performance Comparison: New Directions in Research and Policy". Article authored by Jillian Oderkirk, Elettra Ronchi, Niek S. Klazinga.
- The reform of the essential medicines system in China: a comprehensive approach to universal coverage, Journal of Global Health, June 2013 - Vol. 3 No. 1 - 010303. Article co-authored by Valérie Paris.
- Help Wanted? Fair and Sustainable Financing of Long-Term Care Services, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Volume 34, Issue 2, Summer 2012. Article authored by Francesca Colombo and Jérôme Mercier.
- Francesca Colombo attended the 2014 Convention on Health Analysis and Management (CHAM) and talked about "Maladies chroniques : De l'hôpital aux soins primaires" (video available in French):
- Valérie Paris was invited by the Inter-American Development Bank to do a webinar on Health Benefit Plans in OECD Countries, on May 15, 2014 (in Spanish: Planes de Beneficios de Salud en países de la OCDE). Read her presentation and watch the webinar.
- Mark Pearson gave a presentation on "How evidence is used in policy making from an OECD perspective" at the Health Workforce Australia Conference in Adelaide (November 18-20, 2013). Watch the video of the presentation.
- Franco Sassi attended a hearing at the Italian Senate, as part of an inquiry on the sustainability of the Italian health care system, run by the standing Committee on Health Care (December 5, 2013).
- Interventions from Valérie Paris during the Forum Economie Santé 2013, Paris, organised by Les Échos (November 19-20, 2013):
- Download the podcast: "Comment les pays développés font-ils évoluer leur système de santé face à une économie sinistrée?"
- Watch the video: Interview with Valérie Paris, health policy analyst at the OECD (in French)
PBS NewsHour and the OECD have teamed to launch an online series to explore how health care and health policy in OECD's 34 member countries compare with the United States. Articles dealing with pharmaceuticals, obesity, older people, mental health and causes of mortality have been published so far, along with detailed data visualisations for some of them.
Ms Yuki Murakami received the “Symbols of Tomorrow” award in October 2013 from “Ashitano Shocho”, which gives recognition to the work of professionals and researchers in the area of medical care, health and life sciences in Japan. Seven people including her were selected for this year.
Ms Murakami received the award for her work in global health, in particular in the health financing area with the aim to support health system strengthening and universal coverage using the experience of OECD countries. The project has been financially supported by the Japanese government.
Recent collaboration has strengthened co-operation between OECD and Japan in the area of global health at the time of the 50th anniversary of Japan’s accession to the OECD and their recent commitment towards the promotion of universal health coverage.
- Read the Asahi Shimbun article (30 October 2013)
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