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OECD Health Data 2013 is the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries.
Download data on health expenditure, health care resources, health care activities, mortality, and risk factors. Latest data in Excel format from OECD Health Data 2013, June 2013 edition.
List of variables included in OECD Health Data 2013 (main indicators, and downloadable PDF documents for the complete list of indicators).
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OECD Health Data 2013: List of variables available in the database (English).
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While the number of elderly people in need of care is projected to at least double, governments are struggling to deliver high-quality care to people facing reduced functional and cognitive capabilities. Based on a recent OECD and EC report, this policy brief looks at data and policies to measure quality in long-term care and drive standards of care up.
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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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.