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Health financing systems have undergone considerable change over recent decades. Better resource management has led countries to introduce new financial mechanisms and innovative institutional arrangements. The SHA 2011 Financing Framework mirrors such changes, enabling health accountants and analysts to obtain a clear picture of health care financing and provide policy-relevant information concerning the structure and flows of funds.
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Experience from the substantial health gains of the 20th century suggests that spending on prevention could be an important factor. Therefore, gathering data on such spending that are consistent and comparable, both over time and across countries, is potentially very useful. This paper aims to help clarify what should be included as spending on prevention under SHA 2011 to facilitate accurate comparisons.
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This report is the third of a new series of publications reviewing the quality of health care across selected OECD countries. Among OECD countries, Denmark has led the way in monitoring and policy development for quality of care.
The Danish central government and regions are leading international efforts to reform hospital systems, improving quality and safety by gathering specialists into major hospitals and closing smaller ones.
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Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany. Presentation by Mark Pearson during the BMG-OECD Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, Berlin, April 2013.
List of current analytical projects within the Health Division.
There is a rising concern in OECD countries about the expected growth in the burden of chronic diseases. This project is primarily focused on whether efforts should be made to prevent non-communicable diseases rather than treating and managing them.
To help inform the Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, co-organised by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the OECD, to be held on the 11th April 2013 in Berlin, the OECD Secretariat has produced a paper to provide an international perspective on Germany’s situation and the current policy debate.
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This Brief looks at the upcoming publication "Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure For Health Care Quality Governance" and argues that privacy-respectful uses of data for health, health care quality and health system performance monitoring and research must become widespread, regular activities.
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This report is about the progress that has been made in OECD countries to develop national health information infrastructure. It signals important differences among countries in both the data that is available and its accessibility and use; and the opportunities that exist in all countries to continue to strengthen health information infrastructure in the future.