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24-February-2012

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Economics of Public Health and Health Promotion

OECD and the European Observatory on Heath Systems and Policies joined forces to conduct a study on the economics of public health and health promotion.

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21-February-2012

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Obesity: Mardi Gras - how fat are people this Tuesday?

More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill-health and early death. New OECD data show however that in some countries obesity rates are slowing, and that’s good news for people’s health and government budgets.

12-December-2011

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Employment: mental health issues rising in workplace, says OECD

Mental illness is a growing problem in society and is increasingly affecting productivity and well-being in the workplace, according to a new OECD report.

30-November-2011

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Health Reform: Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities

The ageing of our societies is at the same time one of our greatest achievements and one of our biggest challenges. Increasingly people – and the health systems that serve them – have to cope with more than one chronic disease at a time, a situation known as multimorbidity.

23-November-2011

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Health: medical care improving but better prevention and management of chronic diseases needed to cut costs, says OECD

Though overall medical care is improving, efforts to prevent and better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma would improve results and lower costs, according to the OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance.

23-November-2011

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Chart set for Health at a Glance 2011 (PowerPoint)

This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems.

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8-November-2011

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International Trade in Health Services- final report

A System of Health Accounts provides a standard accounting framework for the comparable measurement and reporting of health expenditures by the resident population.

17-October-2011

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Health: Switzerland’s health system is high-performing but must prepare for the future

The Swiss health system is one of the world’s best but must adapt to deal with rising costs and higher rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a new OECD/WHO report.

2-October-2011

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OECD Reviews of Health Systems - Switzerland (2011)

This report provides an update to the information and analysis presented in the Review of the Swiss Health System published by the OECD and the WHO in 2006, with a particular focus on three issues: health workforce, health insurance markets and governance of the Swiss health system.

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20-September-2011

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International Trade in Health Services

Medical tourism is apparently growing rapidly and yet there is little data on the extent of the provision of health care services across borders. This OECD paper identifies the key emerging policy issues relating to the rise in this new market.

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