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The ratio of health expenditure to GDP, which in macroeconomic terms is an indicator which summarises the financing needs of a national health system, is likely to rise in countries for which the GDP falls. This paper reviews the possible implications of the recessions for this ratio.
In 2008, the OECD launched a survey to collect information on the health systems characteristics of member countries. This paper presents the informaton provided by 29 of these countries in 2009.
This paper is based on evidence from the countries which have seen their health systems reviewed by the OECD in recent years. It considers four issues in particular, these being the ones used across all the different reform areas covered by the Making Reform Happen project
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Because the international migration of doctors and nurses has become increasingly visible, it is often seen as the main culprit behind these shortages.
Health Division internship/trainee requests: please supply a CV, motivation letter, dates of availability and the minimum length of the internship desired to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance shows that all countries could provide better health care.
Use the interactive world map to choose key health indicators from Health at a Glance 2009.
This paper reports on the progress in the research and development of the set of patient safety indicators developed by the Health Care Quality Indicators project.
Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing relentlessly over recent decades in all industrialised countries, as well as in many lower income countries.
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This presentation was given by Valérie Paris, Administrator, Health Division, OECD, at the Forum Économie Santé 2009, Les Échos Conférences, on 18 November 2009.