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This report is the third of a new series of publications reviewing the quality of health care across selected OECD countries. Among OECD countries, Denmark has led the way in monitoring and policy development for quality of care.
The Danish central government and regions are leading international efforts to reform hospital systems, improving quality and safety by gathering specialists into major hospitals and closing smaller ones.
OECD Health Care Quality Reviews seek to examine what works and what does not work in different countries – both to benchmark the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve their health system.
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Health spending accounted for 11.1% of GDP in Denmark in 2010, higher than the OECD average of 9.5%.
Across OECD countries some 83 million people suffer from diabetes. On current trends, that will rise to almost 100 million by 2030.
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.
Description of the OECD's work on Long-Term Care.
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.
Information on the status of implementation of OECD's A System of Health Accounts in Denmark
Information regarding the status of implementation of the System of Health Accounts in OECD countries, including SHA tables, working papers and reports on implementation.