Antimicrobial resistance is a growing health and economic threat requiring multipronged responses. 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.
In many ways, primary care in Denmark performs well. Danish primary care is trusted and valued by patients, and is relatively inexpensive. But there are important areas where it needs to be strengthened. Most critically, Danish primary care is relatively opaque in terms of the performance data available at local level. Greater transparency is vital in the next phase of reform and sector strengthening.
This publication helps policy makers to better understand annuity products and the guarantees they provide in order to optimise the role that these products can play in financing retirement. Product design is a crucial factor in the potential role of annuity products within the pension system, along with the cost and demand for these products, and the resulting risks that are borne by the annuity providers. Increasingly complex products, however, pose additional challenges concerning consumer protection. Consumers need to be aware of their options and have access to unbiased and comprehensible advice and information about these products.
The OECD Health Division is releasing a new series to highlight its work on health policies and data. A new graph will be available each month.
L’OCDE poursuit des travaux sur les données et les indicateurs de santé en vue d’améliorer les comparaisons à l’échelle internationale et les analyses économiques des systèmes de santé.
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.
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.
The latest OECD news on health, focusing on the final report of the UN Secretary-General High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, the release of "OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Latvia", the results of the Health Systems Characteristics survey, the G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Kobe, as well as the OECD Health Division involvement in the latest international events.
The G7 Health Ministers meeting in Kobe on 11-12 September welcomed OECD work on the linkages between Universal Health Coverage and healthy ageing, and recognised OECD work on access to innovative health treatments. The OECD will deliver initial findings following the French-led initiative to identify innovative options to pay for new medicines and high-cost treatments at the 17 January 2016 OECD Health Ministers meeting.
Latvia has successfully consolidated its hospital sector and strengthened primary care since the financial crisis. But persistent barriers to accessing high quality care need to be removed, according to a new OECD report.