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Italy spent 8.7% of GDP on health in 2007, slightly less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is also slightly lower than the OECD average.
Japan spent 8.1% of GDP on health in 2006 (latest year available), less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is lower than the OECD average. Growth in spending per person over the last decade was also lower.
Canada spent 10.1% of GDP on health in 2007, more than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is also higher than the OECD average.
The United Kingdom spent 8.4% of GDP on health in 2007, a bit less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is almost exactly the OECD average. A decade ago, it was 10% less than the OECD average.
The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including the US. 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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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.
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.
Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing relentlessly over recent decades in all industrialised countries, as well as in many lower income countries.