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8-December-2009

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OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for Germany

Germany spent 10.4% of GDP on health in 2007, more than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is also 20% higher than the OECD average.

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8-December-2009

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OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for Italy

Italy spent 8.7% of GDP on health in 2007, slightly less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is also slightly lower than the OECD average.

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8-December-2009

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OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for Japan

Japan spent 8.1% of GDP on health in 2006 (latest year available), less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is lower than the OECD average. Growth in spending per person over the last decade was also lower.

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8-December-2009

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OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom spent 8.4% of GDP on health in 2007, a bit less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is almost exactly the OECD average. A decade ago, it was 10% less than the OECD average.

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8-December-2009

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OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for the United States

The United States spent 16% of GDP on health in 2007, much more than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is almost two-and-a-half times higher than the OECD average.

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1-December-2009

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Health Update - Issue No. 8

This newsletter provides up-to-date information on the OECD’s work on health. Although it is mainly intended for those who are familiar with the Organisation and its work, it is hoped that the newsletter will also provide information of interest to a wider audience.

26-November-2009

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 47: Health Care Quality Indicators Project: Patient Safety Indicators Report 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.

26-November-2009

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 48: Improving Lifestyles, Tackling Obesity: The Health and Economic Impact of Prevention Strategies

Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing relentlessly over recent decades in all industrialised countries, as well as in many lower income countries.

18-November-2009

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Is health a factor for growth in an economy in crisis?

This presentation was given by Valérie Paris, Administrator, Health Division, OECD, at the Forum Économie Santé 2009, Les Échos Conférences, on 18 November 2009.

16-November-2009

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Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases

In this report we present an assessment of public health strategies designed to tackle behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases that are closely linked with obesity, including aspects of diet and physical inactivity, in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.

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