The OECD Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy project had two main objectives: to add to the base of information about pharmaceutical pricing policy in OECD countries and develop a taxonomy and framework for making international comparisons of policies, and to analyse cross-national impacts and implications of policies, particularly with respect to the impacts on pharmaceutical prices paid in other countries and on pharmaceutical R&D.
With populations in OECD countries ageing, more people are living with long-term care needs. The OECD Health Division has an ongoing programme of work to support countries in developing long-term care systems that can meet the needs of their populations now and in the future.
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Being online and using social media are an integral part of children and young people's lives. There are concerns that reliance on digital technologies and social media exacerbates feelings of anxiety, depression, disturbing sleep patterns, leading to cyber-bullying and distorting body image. It is crucial to adopt an approach that minimises the risks without restricting the opportunities digital technologies and social media can offer.
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Mental Health Facts and Figures
The OECD has designed a framework for comparing social protection for LTC across countries, and is developing models that can estimate the financial costs that people face, and the protection they receive, in different scenarios of LTC needs, and for any level of income and wealth.
Health care quality is a core dimension of health system performance. The Health Care Quality and Outcomes programme aims to develop and report indicators for international comparisons of health care quality.
OECD Health Care Quality Reviews seek to examine what works and what does not work in different countries – both to benchmark the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve their health system.
The scope and scale of the OECD data collection effort on hospital performance is groundbreaking, being the first time hospital-level performance data have been collated and compared across OECD countries in America, Europe and Asia.
OECD Health Ministers welcomed the Recommendation of the OECD Council on Health Data Governance at their meeting in Paris on 17 January 2017. The Recommendation lays out the framework conditions to encourage greater availability and processing of health data within countries and across borders for health-related public policy objectives, while ensuring that risks to privacy and security are minimised and appropriately managed.
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The OECD core mission to promote policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world brings much relevant experience supporting countries to achieve and sustain universal health coverage (UHC).