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Despite the high-profile media interest and coverage, there is a lack of hard research evidence on the role and impact of medical tourism for OECD countries.
This report reviews the impact of pay increases on nurses’ labour market in four countries (UK, New Zealand, Finland and Czech Republic). Pay increases contributed to an increase in potential new entrants to nurse education, but the effect on nurses already in work is more difficult to assess.
Les dépenses de santé continuent de progresser plus rapidement que la croissance économique dans la plupart des pays de l’OCDE, perpétuant ainsi la tendance observée depuis les années 70, selon la Base de données de l’OCDE sur la santé 2011.
Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries...
Conference organisée dans le cadre du cinquantenaire de l’OCDE conjointement avec le Comité consultatif économique et industriel (BIAC). Paris, le 22 juin 2011.
To assess the feasibility of using secondary data sets information to feed an output-based PPP approach for hospital services, we reviewed the main characteristics of diagnoses and procedures coding standards, DRG classification systems, and cost-finding methods used in selected OECD countries.
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A call to action for governments to tackle non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes was announced today in The Lancet.
The mortality amenable to health care is defined as a possible indicator to measure the health care systems performance in preventing premature deaths that can be avoided by appropriate health care intervention. This paper assesses the feasibility of using this indicator in OECD countries.
The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff.
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This article published in The Lancet highlights the fact that the obesity epidemic is spreading to low-income and middle-income countries as a result of new dietary habits and sedentary ways of life, fuelling chronic diseases and premature mortality.