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Health at a Glance 2013

 

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ISBN 978-92-64-205024
210 pages, 
6 tables
200 graphs

Released 21/11/2013

     

HEALTH AT A GLANCE 2013: OECD INDICATORS


This seventh edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries. Each indicator in the book is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. 

This publication takes as its main basis OECD Health Statistics 2013, the most comprehensive set of statistics and indicators for comparing health systems across the 34 OECD member countries.




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in Spanish
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United-States USA in English

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Table of contents


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Editorial
Executive summary
Reader’s guide

Chapter 1. Health Status

  • Life expectancy at birth
  • Life expectancy by sex and education level
  • Mortality from cardiovascular diseases
  • Mortality from cancer
  • Mortality from transport accidents
  • Suicide
  • Infant mortality
  • Infant health: low birth weight
  • Perceived health status
  • Diabetes prevalence and incidence

Chapter 2. Non-Medical Determinants of Health

  • Smoking and alcohol consumption among children
  • Overweight and obesity among children
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption among children
  • Physical activity among children
  • Tobacco consumption among adults
  • Alcohol consumption among adults
  • Overweight and obesity among adults
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption among adults

Chapter 3. Health Workforce

  • Doctors (overall number)
  • Doctors by age, sex and category
  • Gynaecologists and obstetricians, and midwives
  • Psychiatrists and mental health nurses
  • Medical graduates
  • Remuneration of doctors (general practitioners and specialists)
  • Nurses
  • Nursing graduates
  • Remuneration of nurses

Chapter 4. Health Care Activities

  • Consultations with doctors
  • Medical technologies
  • Hospital beds
  • Hospital discharges
  • Average length of stay in hospitals
  • Cardiac procedures
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Caesarean sections
  • Cataract surgeries
  • Pharmaceutical consumption
  • Pharmaceutical generic market share

Chapter 5. Quality of Care

  • Avoidable hospital admissions
  • Prescribing in primary care
  • Mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  • Mortality following stroke
  • Surgical complications
  • Obstetric trauma
  • Unplanned hospital re-admissions for patients with mental disorders
  • Excess mortality from mental disorders
  • Screening, survival and mortality for cervical cancer
  • Screening, survival and mortality for breast cancer
  • Survival and mortality for colorectal cancer
  • Childhood vaccination programmes
  • Influenza vaccination for older people
  • Patient experience with ambulatory care

Chapter 6. Access to Care

  • Coverage for health care
  • Out-of-pocket medical expenditure
  • Geographic distribution of doctors
  • Inequalities in doctor consultations
  • Inequalities in dentist consultations
  • Inequalities in cancer screening
  • Waiting times for elective surgery

Chapter 7. Health Expenditure and Financing

  • Health expenditure per capita
  • Health expenditure in relation to GDP
  • Health expenditure by function
  • Pharmaceutical expenditure
  • Expenditure by disease and age
  • Financing of health care
  • Trade in health services

Chapter 8. Ageing and Long-term Care

  • Demographic trends
  • Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at age 65
  • Self-reported health and disability at age 65
  • Dementia prevalence
  • Recipients of long-term care
  • Informal carers
  • Long-term care workers
  • Long-term care beds in institutions and hospitals
  • Long-term care expenditure 

Bibliography
Annex A. Additional information on demographic and economic context, and health expenditure and financing

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Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe