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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.
Sweden’s health and elderly care systems deserve their reputation as being among the best in the world. Yet an ageing population with growing chronic conditions and requiring more complex health services are testing Sweden’s ability to continue delivering high-quality care, according to a new OECD report.
OECD Health Statistics 2013 - Country Notes
This book offers evidence and examples of useful experiences to help policy makers, providers and experts measure and improve the quality of long-term care services.
Description of the OECD's work on Long-Term Care.
Across OECD countries some 83 million people suffer from diabetes. On current trends, that will rise to almost 100 million by 2030.
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 in Sweden are low relative to most OECD countries. One person in 10 is obese in Sweden, but over 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are overweight.
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Slovak translation of Health Working Paper No. 28, "Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Sweden" by Pierre Moïse and Elizabeth Docteur.
Governments must urgently adapt their labour market policies to help their most vulnerable citizens in the economic crisis.