Health

Reviews of National Health Care Quality

 

Health_Care_Quality_Reviews 

 

 

OECD Health Care Quality Reviews provide a toolkit to improve the quality of health care

OECD Health Care Quality Reviews seek to examine what works and what does not work in different countries – both to benchmark the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve their health system.

The reviews will cover around 10 to 12 country reports. Each report highlights best practices and offers recommendations for improvement. A final report on policies to drive improvements in health care quality across countries will be produced in 2016.

Why review health care quality policies?

  • OECD countries spent nearly a tenth of their GDP on health. As spending rises, there is pressure to ensure that resources help people live healthier lives.
  • Most OECD countries have seen increased public interest in ensuring that patients receive care that is safe, effective, and responsive to their needs.
  • OECD Health Care Quality Indicators show wide variations in quality across OECD countries, yet little is known about the policies that sit behind the numbers.

COUNTRY REPORTS AND LESSONS LEARNT

The country reports, published in English or French, are available for download below and on the OECD iLibrary.
 

Australia

 

Australia - Released 15 November 2015

Czech-Republic 

 

Czech Republic - Released 25 June 2014

Denmark 

 

Denmark - Released 30 April 2013

Israel 

 

Israel - Released 26 November 2012

Italy 

 

Italy - Released 15 January 2015

‌‌Japan

 

Japan - Released 21 August 2015

South-Korea

 

Korea - Released 21 March 2012

Norway

 

Norway - ‌Released 21 May 2014

‌‌Portugal

 

Portugal - ‌Released 27 May 2015

Sweden

 

Sweden - ‌Released 12 December 2013‌

Turkey

 

Turkey - ‌Released 25 November 2014

United-Kingdom

 

United Kingdom - ‌Released 12 February 2016

For a description of the health system in these countries and many others, visit the European Observatory's Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series.

Contacts

Ms. Francesca Colombo (tel.: +33 1 45 24 93 60 or francesca.colombo@oecd.org)
Mr. Ian Forde (tel.: +33 1 45 24 81 24 or ian.forde@oecd.org)
Mr. Ian Brownwood (tel.: +33 1 45 24 92 79 or ian.brownwood@oecd.org)

  

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