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  • 8-June-2015

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    Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems - Bridging Health and Finance Perspectives

    The health systems we enjoy today, and expected medical advances in the future, will be difficult to finance from public resources without major reforms. Public health spending in OECD countries has grown rapidly over most of the last half century. These spending increases have contributed to important progress in population health: for example, life expectancy at birth has increased, rising on average by ten years since 1970. The

  • 5-June-2015

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    Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Policies for Better Health and Quality of Care

    This report examines how countries perform in their ability to prevent, manage and treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. The last 50 years have witnessed remarkable improvements in CVD outcomes. Since 1960, overall CVD mortality rates have fallen by over 60%, but these improvements are not evenly spread across OECD countries, and the rising prevalence of diabetes and obesity are threatening to offset gains.

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  • 27-May-2015

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    OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Portugal 2015 - Raising Standards

    The long-term care sector has not been developed much in Portugal despite its ageing population. As a result, the related spending as a share of GDP and the number of long-term care workers are among the lowest across OECD countries. The underdevelopment of long-term care sector means that the elderly spend excessively long periods in hospitals. The Portuguese health care system needs to reduce its reliance on hospital care and to

  • 19-May-2015

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    All on Board - Making Inclusive Growth Happen

    All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen puts forth a new approach to economic growth that goes beyond traditional monetary indicators and includes dimensions that reflect people's well-being. It introduces an analytical framework to assess economic growth based on a measurement of multidimensional living standards. The report also presents win-win policies that can deliver stronger growth and greater inclusiveness in

  • 15-April-2015

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    OECD Guide to Measuring ICTs in the Health Sector

    The OECD launched a project on “Benchmarking ICTs in health systems”, a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the availability and quality of health ICT data through the development of a robust measurement framework and comparable cross-national measures. This task was accomplished in 2013 with the publication of an OECD “Guide to Measuring ICTs in the Health Sector”.

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  • 15-April-2015

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    Health Statistics

    The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems.

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  • 15-April-2015

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    Graph of the Month

    The OECD Health Division is releasing a new series to highlight its work on health policies and data. A new graph will be available each month.

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  • 2-April-2015

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    Health Working Papers

    The OECD Health Working Papers series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD.

  • 30-March-2015

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    Value in Pharmaceutical Pricing

    The Working Paper sheds light on the extent to which “value” is considered in pricing and/or coverage decisions in 14 OECD member countries. It describes methods used by countries to assess the therapeutic benefits of new products, as well as approaches for economic evaluation, where relevant, and aims to illustrate how value is assessed and what is its impact on pricing and/or reimbursement decisions.

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  • 30-March-2015

    English

    Health in the media

    Learn about the latest interviews, articles and media interventions from the OECD Health Division.

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