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20-June-2013

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Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy project

The policy study published by the OECD is based on six case studies, an extensive review of the literature, and analysis of relevant data. The report provides context for the analysis of pharmaceutical pricing policies in OECD countries, describes pricing policies employed by the OECD zone and assesses their impact.

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17-June-2013

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Policy Brief: A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care

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.

17-June-2013

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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.

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30-May-2013

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Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure

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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16-April-2013

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Denmark: good hospitals but primary health care must improve

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.

15-April-2013

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Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany - Presentation by Mark Pearson, April 2013

Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany. Presentation by Mark Pearson during the BMG-OECD Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, Berlin, April 2013.

12-April-2013

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The Economics of Prevention

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.

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2-April-2013

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OECD Health Policy Brief - Report on Health Information Infrastructure

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.

2-April-2013

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Report Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure (Preliminary version 2 April 2013)

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.

5-March-2013

English

A System of Health Accounts 2011

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.

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