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This country profile describes in details the Australian pharmaceutical system, including decision-making processes for regulatory approval, reimbursement and pricing; assessment guidelines; institution and stakeholders involved and specific policies for new high cost drugs, when available.
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.
The OECD Survey on Health System Characteristics is intended to fill gaps in existing information on the institutional features of health systems, to provide input for analyses of health system performance.
Dementia is a devastating condition for the people affected, their family and friends, and for health systems. Through its global reach and ability to bring together government and non-government perspectives, OECD is in a unique position to face up to the challenge.
Elderly individuals with complex, chronic diseases need continuous and tailored care to maintain their health and maximise their ability to participate in society. Japan must change the way it delivers health services for older citizens by strengthening its specialist primary care and making mental health care services more widely available, according to a new OECD report.
In 2012, health spending starts to rise but remains weak in Europe, after the dramatic slowdown in growth in 2010 as a result of the economic crisis. Recent trends reinforce the on-going concerns regarding the adequacy of financial resources for health care and the way that those resources are used.
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.
Learn about the latest interviews, articles and media interventions from the OECD Health Division.
The newsletter OECD Health Update provides the latest information on the diverse activities related to health at the OECD. Find and download current and past issues on this page.
The detailed analysis of these 10 case studies together with the rest of the analytical text highlight the realities of P4P programs and their potential impact on the performance of health systems in a diversity of settings. This book provides critical insights into the experience to date with P4P and how this tool may be better leveraged to improve health system performance and accountability.