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Health at a Glance: Europe 2012 - Summary in German
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Health at a Glance: Europe 2012 - Summary in Estonian
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Health at a Glance: Europe 2012 - Summary in Danish
Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries.
This workshop will convene leading experts from health and finance backgrounds in government, academia, and international organisations to take stock of progress in health expenditure forecasting and to discuss future directions, in light of policy needs and recent advancements in techniques, detailed data and computing power.
New OECD data show that men are more likely to be admitted to hospital as a result of poor management of diabetes than women, even when there are no significant differences in the number of men and women living with diabetes.
The Forum “Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now” will bring together leading policymakers and representatives from business and civil society to give their views on the crucial steps that governments and the private sector should undertake to achieve greater gender equality in economic opportunities.
The Second OECD Waiting Times Study seeks to fill the existing information gap regarding both waiting times policy evaluation and comparable cross-country data.
Israel has world class-primary care services and should now focus efforts on bringing its hospitals up to the same high international standards, according to the OECD’s Health Care Quality Review of Israel.
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This report is the second of a new series of publications reviewing the quality of health care across selected OECD countries. OECD Health Care Quality Reviews seek to highlight and support the development of better policies to improve quality in health care.