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28-June-2012

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US health care system from an international perspective

Data from OECD Health Data 2012 focusing on key US issues: why is the US health spending so high? Is US health spending higher due to higher prices or higher service provision? (or both?)? Is the quality of care better in the US? What are the trends in key risk factors to health in the US?

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28-June-2012

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OECD Reviews of Health Systems: A series of country reports

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24-April-2012

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26-February-2012

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Health: better primary care is key to improving Korea’s healthcare system

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21-February-2012

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23-November-2011

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30-June-2011

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Health: spending continues to outpace economic growth in most OECD countries

Health spending continues to rise faster than economic growth in most OECD countries, maintaining a trend observed since the 1970s. Health spending reached 9.5% of GDP on average in 2009, the most recent year for which figures are available, up from 8.8% in 2008, according to OECD Health Data 2011.

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