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To help inform the Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, co-organised by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the OECD, and held on the 11th April 2013 in Berlin, the OECD Secretariat produced a paper to provide an international perspective on Germany’s situation and the current policy debate.
This project of the OECD Health Division aims to analyse the performance of mental health care systems.
Quarterly news on Health Issues from the OECD, including recent work on value in pharmaceutical pricing and on public health & gemonics, as well as recent articles and events on health from the OECD, and information on forthcoming publications such as Health at Glance 2013 and the latest publication on Cancer Care. Working papers on Managing hospital volumes, alcohol consumption and the role of fiscal policies in health promotion.
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The future of public health: policy decisions today for tomorrow’s populations. Our health, our economy, our society, our future: a Brave New World. Remarks by Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD. Brussels, Belgium, September 4th 2013.
The OECD manual, A System of Health Accounts (SHA) provides a standard framework for producing a set of comprehensive, consistent and internationally comparable accounts to meet the needs of public and private-sector health analysts and policy-makers.
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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.
The objective of this study is to describe how OECD Member Countries refer to value when making decisions on reimbursement and prices of new medicines.
OECD Health Data 2013 - Country Notes
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Access the full information on definitions, sources and methods by indicator, as published in OECD Health Data 2013 in OECD.Stat.
After falling sharply in 2010, health spending remained flat across OECD countries in 2011 as the economic crisis continued to have an impact, particularly in those European countries hardest hit by the crisis, according to OECD Health Data 2013.