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There is a rising concern in OECD countries about the expected growth in the burden of chronic diseases. This project is primarily focused on whether efforts should be made to prevent non-communicable diseases rather than treating and managing them.
To help inform the Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, co-organised by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the OECD, to be held on the 11th April 2013 in Berlin, the OECD Secretariat has produced a paper to provide an international perspective on Germany’s situation and the current policy debate.
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This Brief looks at the upcoming publication "Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure For Health Care Quality Governance" and argues that privacy-respectful uses of data for health, health care quality and health system performance monitoring and research must become widespread, regular activities.
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This report is about the progress that has been made in OECD countries to develop national health information infrastructure. It signals important differences among countries in both the data that is available and its accessibility and use; and the opportunities that exist in all countries to continue to strengthen health information infrastructure in the future.
The revised System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011) is the new global standard for producing health expenditure accounts. Data produced under the system will be more comparable, more convincing, and more policy relevant.
English, Excel, 2,325kb
OECD Health Data 2012: Frequently Requested Data (Excel file), English. Updated October 2012.
Download data on health expenditure, health care resources, health care activities, mortality, and risk factors. Latest data in Excel format from OECD Health Data 2012, October 2012 edition.
A new study measuring rates of health care use - such as GP and specialist consultations - by income level.
This book provides a framework to understand why there are waiting lists for elective surgery in some OECD countries and not in others. It also describes how waiting times are meaured in OECD countries, which differ widely, and makes recommendations for best practice. Finally, it reviews different policy approaches to tackling excessive waiting times.
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This project aims to improve the comparability of data on surgical procedures available across European and non-European OECD countries by testing some methodological improvements to promote greater consistency in data reporting. It also analyses the results of the data collection on surgical procedure rates in terms of variations across countries and trends over time.