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The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems.

Key statistical publications undertaken by the Health Division include: 

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OECD Health Statistics 2014

The main OECD Health database includes more than 1200 indicators covering all aspects of health systems for the 34 OECD member countries. Access free data seriesdata visualisations, briefing notes, and the full list of indicators in various languages. The full information on definitions, sources and methods is also available in one single user-friendly document.

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OECD Health Care Quality Indicators

The HCQI project compares the quality of health services in different countries. Access free data on the following topics: Health Promotion, Prevention and Primary Care, Mental Health Care and Cancer Care.

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Health Expenditure: A System of Health Accounts (SHA) 

Access the latest data and main comparative tables and charts on health expenditure.

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Health at a Glance

This series of key statistical publications provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. The latest issues include Health at a Glance 2013: OECD IndicatorsHealth at a Glance: Europe 2012 and Health at a Glance: Asia/ Pacific 2012. Access the PDF versions or web books for those publications, and the full data sets through StatLinks, free of charge.

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In addition, the OECD analyses health system performance through policy projects.
  

logo_new_els‌ Graph of the month: October 2014

People are up to 4 times more likely to receive knee replacement
in some regions than in others in a given country.
Regional rates of knee replacements in 2011 or latest year, standardised for differences in age and sex

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Knee replacement rates display high levels of variations. They vary by more than four-fold across countries. They are highest in Australia, Switzerland, Finland, Canada and Germany (above 200 per 100 000 population over 15-years old) while they are below 150 in other countries, with Israel having the lowest rate (56 per 100 000). Knee replacements also vary by two- to three-fold across geographic areas in most countries; and vary by more than five-fold in Canada, Portugal and Spain. In these three countries, however, large variations are partly explained by outliers with very low rates (Spain and Portugal) or with both high and low rates (Canada). Low rates in Spain and Portugal may be partly explained by partial coverage of data, which only include public hospitals.

Note: The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.

Source: Geographic Variations in Health Care: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done to Improve Health System Performance?, OECD Publishing, p.47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264216594-en.

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