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21-November-2013

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Life expectancy in the US rising slower than elsewhere, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Life expectancy has increased in the United States over the past decades, but less rapidly than in other OECD countries. This is due to gaps in health insurance coverage and proper primary care, poorer health-related behaviours and poor living conditions for a significant proportion of the U.S. population, according to a new OECD report.

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5-November-2013

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OECD report measures human cost of crisis; underlines need to invest in well-being

The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.

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27-June-2013

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OECD Health Statistics 2013 - Country Notes

OECD Health Statistics 2013 - Country Notes

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17-June-2013

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A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care

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.

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14-June-2013

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14-September-2012

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US health care system from an international perspective

US health care system from an international perspective - OECD Health Data 2012

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14-September-2012

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Additional note on Why the US health spending is so high

Additional note on Why the US health spending is so high

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30-June-2012

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Policy Brief: Obesity Update 2012

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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21-February-2012

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Obesity: Mardi Gras - how fat are people this Tuesday?

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.

20-February-2012

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Obesity Update 2012: Key facts - USA

Soaring obesity rates make the US the fattest country in the OECD.

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