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Finland: Highlights from A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-Term Care
This book offers evidence and examples of useful experiences to help policy makers, providers and experts measure and improve the quality of long-term care services.
Description of the OECD's work on Long-Term Care.
Health data constitutes a significant resource in most OECD countries that could be used to improve population health, the quality of health care and the performance of health systems. The 2010 Health Ministerial Meeting called for OECD support to strengthen national health information infrastructure to provide the evidence needed to improve health care quality and the performance of health systems.
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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.