Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex issue of global concern with potentially dramatic health and economic consequences. The OECD provides a forum for discussion and provide countries with the evidence to implement effective and cost-effective policies to tackle AMR, promote effective use of antimicrobials and incentivise research and development in the antibiotic sector.
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To help facilitate the dialogue between the different government agencies responsible for health financing, the OECD Joint Network of Senior Budget and Health Officials was established in 2011. Over the years it has provided an effective space for government officials to openly discuss challenges and solutions to the fiscal sustainability of health systems. Read this Brochure to learn more about its work.
This new series of OECD Reviews of Public Health provide in-depth analysis and policy recommendations to strengthen priority areas of countries’ public health systems, highlighting best practice examples that allow learning from shared experiences, and the spreading of innovative approaches.
Read about the release of the two regional editions of Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 and Asia/Pacific 2018, of the reports "Stemming the Superbug Tide: Just A Few Dollars More" and "Pharmaceutical Innovation and Access to Medicines" and of the latest OECD Review of Public Health, on Chile. Access our latest Policy Briefs on Dementia and on "Children & Young People’s Mental Health in the Digital Age".
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Primary care is a key pillar of a modern, people-centred health care system. Investing in the primary care sector represents good value for money as it can help avoid costly admissions to hospitals, improve care coordination and improve health outcomes. This paper presents first-time estimates of spending on primary care services for a group of 22 OECD countries, based on new methodology.
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As global leaders return to London on 5 December 2018 to discuss dementia, this new OECD Policy Brief looks at what progress countries have made over the past five years.
The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.