This fourth edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents key indicators of health and health systems in the 28 EU countries, 5 candidate countries to the EU and 3 EFTA countries. This 2016 edition contains two main new features: two thematic chapters analyse the links between population health and labour market outcomes, and the important challenge of strengthening primary care systems in European countries; and a new chapter on the resilience, efficiency and sustainability of health systems in Europe, in order to align the content of this publication more closely with the 2014 European Commission Communication on effective, accessible and resilient health systems. This publication is the result of a renewed collaboration between the OECD and the European Commission under the broader "State of Health in the EU" initiative, designed to support EU member states in their evidence-based policy making.
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Italy's indicators of health status and quality of care remain among the best in the EU. However, a growing proportion of the population reports unmet needs for medical care and dental care, particularly among low-income groups, which might increase health inequalities.
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Spain ranks first in terms of life expectancy across all 28 EU countries, following steady gains over the past decades. However, more than half of the remaining years of life of Spanish people at age 65 years are lived with some health problems and disabilities, increasing the demands on health and long-term care systems.
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España se sitúa en primer lugar respecto a la esperanza de vida por delante del resto de 28 países europeos, tras mejoras estables en las últimas décadas. A pesar de esto, más de la mitad de los años vividos a partir de los 65 años se viven con algún tipo de problema de salud o discapacidad, lo que aumenta la presión en los sistemas de salud y los cuidados a largo plazo.
Health at a Glance: Europe is a diagnostic tool. It presents key indicators of health and health systems in 36 European countries ─ including the 28 EU member states, five candidate countries and three European Free Trade Association countries ─ and is intended to help these countries assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of their health systems.
Il ressort d’un nouveau rapport conjoint de l’OCDE et de la Commission européenne que de meilleures politiques publiques de santé et de prévention et des soins de santé plus efficaces pourraient contribuer à sauver des centaines de milliers de vies et à économiser plusieurs milliards d’euros chaque année en Europe.
This fourth edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia-Pacific countries and economies. Drawing on a wide range of data sources, it builds on the format used in previous editions of Health at a Glance, and gives readers a better understanding of the factors that affect the health of populations and the performance of health systems in these countries and economies.
Each of the indicators is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. An annex provides additional information on the demographic context in which health systems operate.
This edition is a joint OECD, WHO/WPRO and WHO/SEARO publication.
Asia-Pacific countries should strengthen their health systems and sharply increase spending to deliver effective universal coverage in order to meet the changing needs of their fast ageing populations, according to a new OECD report.
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The United Kingdom population continues to enjoy good access to care, especially at the primary care level, although both human and financial resources are restricted.
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For Indonesia to achieve its universal health coverage goal in a context of rapidly accelerating demand for healthcare, the country will need to make substantial investments in service delivery capacities and mechanisms to provide financial protection against the cost of ill health.