The cost to society and the economy of excessive alcohol consumption around the world is massive, especially in OECD countries. This report provides clear evidence that even expensive alcohol abuse prevention policies are cost-effective in the long run and underlines the need for urgent action by governments, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, launching the report in Paris.
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This Forum does not mark the end of a process. It was a key step aimed at sharing the main conclusions of our work on Mental Health and Work and to discuss where we stand, with the goal of connecting health policy makers and employment policy makers in order to discuss an issue that they can only solve together.
Introductory remarks at the high-level OECD Policy Forum on Mental Health and Work: Bridging Employment and Health Policies, The Hague, Netherlands, 4 March 2015
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Access key charts in this Health at a Glance 2013 Chart set presentation
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Accéder à des graphiques clés grâce à cette présentation Chart set sur le Panorama de la santé 2013
In Portugal, health spending has been reduced from 10.8% of GDP in 2009 to 10.2% now. This has been achieved by rationalising spending on pharmaceuticals, promoting the use of generic drugs, moderating salaries; cutting the fees paid to hospitals, and increasing user charges, while still protecting those in most need, said OECD Secretary-General.
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The future of public health: policy decisions today for tomorrow’s populations. Our health, our economy, our society, our future: a Brave New World. Remarks by Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD. Brussels, Belgium, September 4th 2013.
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Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany. Presentation by Mark Pearson during the BMG-OECD Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, Berlin, April 2013.
Nos pays vivent au-dessus de leurs moyens en matière de santé, en particulier nos systèmes de santé publique dont les dépenses progressent beaucoup plus vite que la richesse créée par nos économies. Des réformes structurelles doivent permettre de réconcilier préservation de la qualité de service public et assainissement des finances publiques, selon Angel Gurría.