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The USA has exceptional levels of health-care expenditure, but growth slowed dramatically in recent years, amidst major efforts to close the coverage gap with other OECD countries.
Health spending has started to rise again after stagnating or even falling in many OECD countries during the crisis. But the pace of growth remains well below pre-crisis rates, especially in Europe, according to OECD Health Statistics 2014.
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Download this selection of key indicators from OECD Health Statistics 2014, in Excel. Updated June 2014.
OECD Health Statistics 2014 (previously OECD Health Data) 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 the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 edition.
The OECD Survey on Health System Characteristics is intended to fill gaps in existing information on the institutional features of health systems, to provide input for analyses of health system performance.
OECD governments have to decide whether they want to cover more services at a limited reimbursement rate, or whether they want to extend more the financial protection for a limited number of services.
Gini coefficients, poverty rates, income, etc. Incomes are more equally distributed and fewer people are poor where social spending is high: the Nordic countries and western European countries, such as Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands...
The 2012 HSC Survey identifies policy responses to tackle possible issues with problems of physician supply in OECD countries and takes stock of the employment status of doctors, their training and various issues concerning regulations of this medical profession.
The pricing of specialist and hospital services is a contentious issue in South Africa. To help inform domestic debates, the OECD Secretariat has produced a paper profiling international experiences on the pricing of specialist medical services services, competition policy and models of buying services from the private sector.