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Making Mental Health Count

Making Mental Health Count: The Social and Economic Costs of Neglecting Mental Health Care
(July 2014)

Mental ill-health imposes a huge burden on individuals, their families, society, health systems and the economy. Yet, mental health care still remains a neglected area of health policy in far too many countries. This book offers evidence and examples of useful experiences to help policy makers, mental health providers and experts strengthen provision for mental ill-health.

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OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Czech Republic 2014

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Czech Republic
(June 2014)

This book presents a comprehensive review of health care quality in the Czech Republic. It finds that over the past 20 years, the Czech Republic witnessed the unprecedented gains in quality of health care and life expectancy and successfully transferred its Semaschko system into the modern accessible health care system with private-public mix of providers. Nevertheless the health care system in the Czech Republic still has some way to go to achieve the outcomes of the best performing OECD members. While some of the gap might be caused by the one of the lowest levels of health care expenditures among OECD countries (7.2% GDP in 2011) there are possibilities to improve the outcomes without incurring much of the additional costs..

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OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Norway 2014

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Norway
(May 2014)

This book presents a comprehensive review of health care quality in Norway. It finds that Norway has an impressive and comprehensive health system, which is the result of sustained commitment to providing health care for the whole Norwegian population, investment in the health system, and readiness to make changes to drive improvements. On most indicators Norway’s health system appears to be performing well, although there is some room for improvement. There have been a number of significant health care reforms in Norway over the last decade, most recently the Coordination Reform, which took effect in January 2012.

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OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Sweden 2013

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Sweden
(December 2013)

This report reviews the quality of health care in Sweden. It begins by providing an overview of the range of policies and practices aimed at supporting quality of care in Sweden. It then focuses on three key areas particularly relevant to elderly populations: strengthening primary care in Sweden, better assurance for quality in long-term care, and improving care after hip fracture and stroke. In examining these areas, this report highlights best practices and provides recommendations to improve the quality of care in Sweden.

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Health at a Glance 2013

Health at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators
(November 2013)

This seventh edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries.

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Cancer Care

Cancer Care: Assuring Quality to Improve Survival
(October 2013)

This book surveys the policy trends in cancer care over recent years and looks at survival rates to identify the why some countries are doing better than others.

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A Good Life in Old Age?

A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care 
(June 2013)

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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Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure for Health Care Quality Governance

Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure for Health Care Quality Governance
(May 2013)

This book, based on studies of 19 countries on the development and use of personal health data and of 25 countries on development and use of electronic health record systems, includes results showing good practices, new opportunities and data privacy protection challenges.

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OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Denmark 2013

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Denmark 
(April 2013)

This review of health care quality in Denmark examines policies related to quality and includes chapters covering primary and integrated care, hospital specialisation and equity.

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Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector - What Works?
(February 2013)

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 measured in OECD countries and reviews different policy approaches to tackling excessive waiting times.

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OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Russian Federation 2012

OECD Reviews of Health Systems - Russian Federation 
(June 2012)

This review examines some of the possible reasons for poor population health in Russia and explores possible impediments to further improvements. In doing so it examines the current health system against the background of the reforms put in place in the 1990s and recent policy efforts to correct some of the most important difficulties.

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Help Wanted?

Help Wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care 
(June 2011)

This book examines the challenges countries are facing with regard to providing and paying for long-term care.

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Value for Money in Health Spending

Value for Money in Health Spending 
(October 2010)

This publication examines current efforts to improve health care efficiency, including tools that show promise in helping health systems provide the best care for their money.

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat
(September 2010)

This book examines the scale and characteristics of the obesity epidemic, the respective roles and influence of market forces and governments, and the impact of interventions.

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