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1-December-2009

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Health Update - Issue No. 8

This newsletter provides up-to-date information on the OECD’s work on health. Although it is mainly intended for those who are familiar with the Organisation and its work, it is hoped that the newsletter will also provide information of interest to a wider audience.

26-November-2009

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 47: Health Care Quality Indicators Project: Patient Safety Indicators Report 2009

This paper reports on the progress in the research and development of the set of patient safety indicators developed by the Health Care Quality Indicators project.

26-November-2009

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 48: Improving Lifestyles, Tackling Obesity: The Health and Economic Impact of Prevention Strategies

Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing relentlessly over recent decades in all industrialised countries, as well as in many lower income countries.

25-November-2009

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Happiness and Age Cycles - Return to Start...? On the Functional Relationship between Subjective Well-being and Age (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 99)

Previous happiness research has explicitly assumed that subjective well-being is U-shaped in age. This paper sheds new light on this issue testing several functional forms...

24-November-2009

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Activation Policies in Finland (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 98, 2009)

This report examines the performance of the Public Employment Service (PES) and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Finland. It covers the role of the key actors, the placement function of the PES ...

23-November-2009

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Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: POLAND

OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Poland. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.

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23-November-2009

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Poland should act quickly to improve job prospects for young people, says OECD

Young Poles have been hit hard by the jobs crisis. To help them, a new OECD report on Poland says that the government should invest more in vocational training schemes, and temporarily cut the cost of employing low-skilled school-leavers.

18-November-2009

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Is health a factor for growth in an economy in crisis?

This presentation was given by Valérie Paris, Administrator, Health Division, OECD, at the Forum Économie Santé 2009, Les Échos Conférences, on 18 November 2009.

16-November-2009

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Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases

In this report we present an assessment of public health strategies designed to tackle behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases that are closely linked with obesity, including aspects of diet and physical inactivity, in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.

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10-November-2009

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Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care

This report report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency and thus better value for money.

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