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  • 21-September-2016

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    OECD Reviews of Health Systems: A series of country reports

    Those in-depth studies of the health system of member countries focus on economic issues. They assess the performance of health systems in a comparative context, identify the main challenges faced by the country health system and put forward policy options to better meet them. Reviews are initiated at the request of the country to be examined and emphasis is placed on specific issues of key policy interest.

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  • 21-September-2016

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    OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Latvia 2016

    Latvia’s health system broadly delivers effective and efficient care to the population within a context of significantly fewer resources – and higher health care needs – than most OECD countries. Latvia has successfully consolidated its hospital sector and strengthened primary care. Average length of stay in hospital fell by almost 15% between 2005 and 2013, and GPs are now required to follow up on patients who called for emergency medical assistance but were not hospitalised. OECD health systems could learn much from these reforms as well as longer-standing institutions, such as Latvia’s feldshers (physician assistants). Latvia nevertheless faces important challenges to improve the performance of its health system. Up to one in five Latvians report forgoing health care because of the cost; waiting times for key diagnostic and treatment services can be long; and inclusion of key treatments in the publicly-funded benefits basket does not always reflect latest best practice. Critically, the health system lags behind many OECD countries in the extent to which data are used to systematically measure, compare and improve the performance of services, especially at more granular provider or local levels. This review aims to support Latvia in continuing reform of its health system, informed by international best practice.

     

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  • 21-September-2016

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    Dementia

    Dementia is a devastating condition for the people affected, their family and friends, and for health systems. Through its global reach and ability to bring together government and non-government perspectives, OECD is in a unique position to face up to the challenge.

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  • 21-septembre-2016

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    Launch event of the report “Working for health and growth: investing in the health workforce”: closing remarks by Angel Gurría

    La Commission de haut niveau sur l’emploi en santé et la croissance économique, présidée par S. E. François Hollande et S. E. Jacob Zuma, a présenté aujourd'hui son rapport final et ses recommandations au Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, en marge de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies à New York.

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  • 20-septembre-2016

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    Are there alternative pathways for refugees? Migration Policy Debates #12

    This edition presents an overview of some “alternative pathways” that could help take the pressure off the main traditional pathways for refugees in general and assesses their potential application for Syrians in particular. Overall, these alternatives can help provide safe channels and good integration prospects to refugees who might otherwise be tempted to risk their fate with smugglers and illegal border crossing.

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  • 20-September-2016

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    Second and final meeting of the UNSG High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, with Angel Gurría as co-vice chair

    Second and final meeting of the UNSG High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, with Angel Gurría as co-vice chair. The final report will be released on September 20, 2016.

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  • 20-septembre-2016

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    Why is migration increasing in the Americas? Migration Policy Brief #11

    This edition of Migration Policy Debates presents updated information on international migration in the Americas up to 2014 as well as on labour market outcomes of emigrants originating from the hemisphere. It also summarises available evidence on the emigration of doctors and nurses from the region.

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  • 19-September-2016

    English

    Health Systems Characteristics Survey 2012: Published results

    Health Systems Characteristics 2012: Published results from the 2012 round of data collection.

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  • 19-septembre-2016

    Français

    Perspectives des migrations internationales 2016

    L’édition 2016 des Perspectives des migrations internationales analyse les évolutions récentes des mouvements et politiques migratoires dans les pays de l’OCDE et dans quelques pays non-OCDE et observe l’évolution de la situation des immigrés récents sur le marché du travail dans les pays de l’OCDE. Le rapport comprend deux chapitres spéciaux : « L’incidence économique des migrations : de l’importance de l’échelon local » et « Les migrations internationales dans le sillage des chocs environnementaux et géopolitiques : quelles mesures les pays de l’OCDE peuvent-ils prendre ? » ainsi que des notes par pays et une annexe statistique.

  • 19-September-2016

    English

    Refugee crisis: Enough words, now it is time for action

    This article by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses the refugee crisis, encouraging governments to seize the opportunity that refugees bring for our economies and societies.

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