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OECD Health Statistics 2016

The main OECD Health database includes more than 1200 indicators covering all aspects of health systems for the 35 OECD member countries. Access free data series and the full list of indicators in various languages. The full information on definitions, sources and methods is also available in one single user-friendly document.

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OECD Health Care Quality Indicators

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Health Expenditure: A System of Health Accounts (SHA) 

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Health at a Glance

This series of key statistical publications provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries.
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In addition, the OECD analyses health system performance through policy projects.



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The remuneration of specialist doctors has grown faster than that of generalists in many OECD countries

Growth in the remuneration of GPs and specialists, 2005-2014 (or nearest year)


The remuneration gap between specialists and general practitioners has continued to widen over the past decade in many OECD countries, reducing the financial attractiveness of general practice. Since 2005, the remuneration of specialists has risen faster than that of general practitioners in Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg and Mexico. On the other hand, in Belgium and the Netherlands, the gap has narrowed slightly, as the income of GPs grew faster than that of specialists.

Information on data for Israel:

Source: OECD Health Statistics 2016.

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