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).
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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Health spending back on a growth path after the slowdown following the financial crisis. Read about the latest health spending trends in this Policy Brief issued for the release of the database OECD Health Statistics 2018
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This country profile was prepared to inform several OECD projects related to pharmaceutical policies and was updated in June 2018.
The workshop "Impact of Inequality on the Future Elderly – Policy Tools and Actions" will take place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on April 5-6, 2018. Access the agenda, background documents, and register to attend.