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4-February-2013

English

Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector - What Works?

This book provides a framework to understand why there are waiting lists for elective surgery in some OECD countries and not in others. It also describes how waiting times are meaured in OECD countries, which differ widely, and makes recommendations for best practice. Finally, it reviews different policy approaches to tackling excessive waiting times.

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29-January-2013

English

Belgium should be more proactive in tackling mental health issues in the workplace, says OECD

Belgian companies, mutualities and employment services should be more proactive in helping people with mental health problems stay in the workplace or find a job, according to a new OECD report.

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16-January-2013

English, PDF, 508kb

Health care reform and long-term care in the Netherlands

The Netherlands, as other OECD countries, faces the challenge of providing high quality health and long term care services to an ageing population in a cost-efficient manner.

7-January-2013

English, PDF, 1,230kb

Comparing activities and performance of the hospital sector in Europe: how many surgical procedures performed as inpatient and day cases?

This project aims to improve the comparability of data on surgical procedures available across European and non-European OECD countries by testing some methodological improvements to promote greater consistency in data reporting. It also analyses the results of the data collection on surgical procedure rates in terms of variations across countries and trends over time.

18-December-2012

English

OECD/Korea Policy Centre – Health and Social Policy Programmes

The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.

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5-December-2012

English

Output-based hospital-specific Purchasing Power Parities

The results of this project will provide policy makers with a greater understanding of the role of price and volumes when comparing hospital expenditures internationally.

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30-November-2012

English

Issue No. 15, November 2012

News on Health issues from the OECD. Health at a Glance: Europe 2012, Health at a Glance Asia/ Pacific 2012, Health Data 2012: These are featured in the November 2012 issue of Health Update along with many other releases and project news.

27-November-2012

English

Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012

This second edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia/Pacific countries and economies.

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26-November-2012

English

Asia/Pacific region: Improving the quality of its healthcare

Though the rate of public spending on healthcare in the Asia/Pacific region is still well below the OECD average, countries there are committing more resources to improving health care quality.

23-November-2012

English, PDF, 274kb

Model development issues when forecasting health expenditures

Background paper for the OECD Expert workshop on improving health expenditure forecasting.

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