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  • 15-January-2015

    English

    OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Italy 2014 - Raising Standards

    This report reviews the quality of health care in Italy, seeks to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further improvements to quality of care. Italy’s indicators of health system outcomes, quality and efficiency are uniformly impressive. Life expectancy is the fifth highest in the OECD. Avoidable admission rates are amongst the very best in the OECD, and case-fatality after stroke or heart attack are also well below OECD averages. These figures, however, mask profound regional differences. Five times as many children in Sicily are admitted to hospital with an asthma attack than in Tuscany, for example. Despite this, quality improvement and service redesign have taken a back-seat as the fiscal crisis has hit. Fiscal consolidation has become an over-riding priority, even as health needs rapidly evolve. Italy must urgently prioritise quality of its health care services alongside fiscal sustainability. Regional differences must be lessened, in part by giving central authorities a greater role in supporting regional monitoring of local performance. Proactive, coordinated care for people with complex needs must be delivered by a strengthened primary care sector. Fundamental to each of these steps will be ensuring that the knowledge and skills of the health care workforce are best matched to needs.

  • 15-janvier-2015

    Français

    Encore trop de disparités régionales dans la qualité des soins de santé en Italie, selon une nouvelle étude de l’OCDE

    Au cours des dernières décennies, l’Italie a considérablement amélioré la qualité de ses soins de santé, mais elle doit encore réduire les fortes disparités régionales qui subsistent, selon une nouvelle étude de l’OCDE.

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  • 16-December-2014

    English

    Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Austria 2014

    Austria has low levels of labour migration from non-EU/EFTA countries. At the same time, intra-EU free mobility has grown significantly and since 2011, overall migration for employment is above the OECD average. It recently reformed its labour migration system, making it more ready to accept labour migrants where they are needed, especially in medium-skilled occupations in which there were limited admission possibilities previously. This publication analyses the reform and the Austrian labour migration management system in international comparison.

  • 9-décembre-2014

    Français

    Les inégalités pèsent sur la croissance économique, selon l'OCDE

    Réduire les inégalités de revenus pourrait donner un coup de fouet à la croissance économique, selon une nouvelle analyse de l'OCDE. Les travaux de l’Organisation montrent en effet que dans les pays où les inégalités de revenus sont marquées, la croissance économique est freinée.

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  • 9-décembre-2014

    Français, PDF, 656kb

    Focus - Inégalités et croissance

    Le creusement généralisé des inégalités de revenu a conduit à s’inquiéter de leurs conséquences potentielles pour nos sociétés et nos économies. De récentes recherches de l’OCDE révèlent que toute amplification de ces inégalités fait chuter la croissance économique. L’une des raisons en est que les plus défavorisés se trouvent moins à même d’investir pour s’instruire.

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  • 3-December-2014

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    Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 - Briefing Note for Germany

    Progress has been made to reduce smoking rates and alcohol consumption in Germany, but obesity is on the rise as in most other EU countries. As in other EU countries, spending for prevention in Germany accounts only for around 3% of current health spending.

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  • 3-December-2014

    English, PDF, 272kb

    Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 - Briefing Note for Poland (in English)

    Poland has narrowed the gap in life expectancy with other EU countries over the past two decades, thanks mainly to reductions in mortality in cardiovascular diseases; still further progress in life expectancy could be achieved by further reductions in risk factors and mortality from cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

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  • 3-December-2014

    English, PDF, 271kb

    Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 - Briefing Note for Ireland

    Despite cuts in recent years, health spending as a share of GDP in Ireland remains slightly higher than the EU average and pharmaceutical spending in particular remains relatively high.

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  • 3-December-2014

    English, PDF, 306kb

    Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 - Briefing Note for Norway

    Excellent population health status and good outcomes associated with acute care reflect a high-performing health system in Norway. Norway’s good health system comes at a cost – Norway’s per capita health expenditure is the highest in Europe.

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  • 3-December-2014

    English, PDF, 290kb

    Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 - Briefing Note for France (in French)

    Le poids des dépenses hospitalières dans les dépenses de santé s’avère très élevé en France malgré des efforts pour développer des modes de prise en charge moins coûteux.

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