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Although the annual growth rate in health spending in Iceland is now close to zero, health expenditure per capita remains largely above the OECD average. Iceland reports good health outcomes and tobacco and alcohol consumption are relatively low. Increasing obesity rates, problems in access to care and poor quality of hospital care, however, are important challenges threatening the health of the Icelandic population.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all 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.