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Health data constitutes a significant resource in most OECD countries that could be used to improve population health, the quality of health care and the performance of health systems. The 2010 Health Ministerial Meeting called for OECD support to strengthen national health information infrastructure to provide the evidence needed to improve health care quality and the performance of health systems.
The revised System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011) is the new global standard for producing health expenditure accounts. Data produced under the system will be more comparable; more convincing; and more policy relevant.
English, Excel, 2,325kb
OECD Health Data 2012: Frequently Requested Data (Excel file), English. Updated October 2012.
Download data on health expenditure, health care resources, health care activities, mortality, and risk factors. Latest data in Excel format from OECD Health Data 2012, October 2012 edition.
A new study measuring rates of health care use - such as GP and specialist consultations - by income level.
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.
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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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.
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Long-Term Care Dataset - OECD Health Data 2012
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.