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The obesity epidemic slowed down in several OECD countries during the past three years. Rates grew less that previously projected, or did not grow at all, according to new data from ten OECD countries. However, rates remain high and social disparities in obesity are unabated.
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Health spending accounted for 11.4% of GDP in Canada in 2010, almost two percentage points higher than the OECD average of 9.5%.
More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill-health and early death. New OECD data show however that in some countries obesity rates are slowing, and that’s good news for people’s health and government budgets.
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Les taux d’obésité sont élevés au Canada relativement à la plupart des pays de l’OCDE, mais ils n’ont pas considérablement augmenté durant les 15 dernières années.
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Obesity rates are high in Canada, relative to most OECD countries, but they have not increased substantially in the last 15 years.
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.
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.
Obesity rates are high in Canada, relative to most OECD countries, but they have not increased substantially in the last 15 years. Two out of 3 women are overweight and 1 in 4 people are obese in Canada, but the rate of increase has been one of the slowest in the OECD.
Canada spent 10.1% of GDP on health in 2007, more than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is also higher than the OECD average.