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Background document to the European Diabetes Leadership Forum (EDLF) in Copenhagen, 25-26 April 2012.
The OECD has launched a project on variations in medical practice, as reducing unwarranted variations in medical practice may contribute to increasing quality, efficiency and equity in health care delivery.
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This report is the first of a new series of publications reviewing the Quality of Health Care across selected OECD countries.
The European Diabetes Leadership Forum (EDLF), to be held in Copenhagen on 25-26 April 2012, is hosted by the OECD and the Danish Diabetes Association.
OECD and the European Observatory on Heath Systems and Policies joined forces to conduct a study on the economics of public health and health promotion.
More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill-health and early death. New OECD data show however that in some countries obesity rates are slowing, and that’s good news for people’s health and government budgets.
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Obesity rates in France are among the lowest in the OECD, but have been increasing steadily.
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Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are the highest in Europe.
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Soaring obesity rates make the US the fattest country in the OECD.
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Adult obesity rates in Spain are higher than the OECD average, and child rates are amongst the highest in the OECD.