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The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems.

Key statistical publications undertaken by the Health Division include: 

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OECD Health Statistics 2014

The main OECD Health database includes more than 1200 indicators covering all aspects of health systems for the 34 OECD member countries. Access free data seriesdata visualisations, briefing notes, 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

The HCQI project compares the quality of health services in different countries. Access free data on the following topics: Health Promotion, Prevention and Primary Care, Mental Health Care and Cancer Care.

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Health Expenditure: A System of Health Accounts (SHA) 

Access the latest data and main comparative tables and charts on health expenditure.

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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. The latest issues include Health at a Glance 2013: OECD IndicatorsHealth at a Glance: Europe 2012 and Health at a Glance: Asia/ Pacific 2012. Access the PDF versions or web books for those publications, and the full data sets through StatLinks, free of charge.

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In addition, the OECD analyses health system performance through policy projects.
  

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Price level indices for health, output-based and input-based method, 2011, EU28=100

Price level indices for health, output-based and input-based method, 2011, EU28=100 

This graph shows a comparison of price level indices for health calculated on the basis of the “output-based” methodology and the “input-based” methodology for 2011. The results presented here illustrate the impact of the change in the method for calculating prices for hospital services – from prices paid for inputs (such as doctor or nurses wages) to prices paid for hospital outputs/products. The new methodology moves away from the traditional input perspective, thereby relaxing the assumption that hospital productivity is the same across countries. The results presented may have important consequences for how health expenditure are analysed in the future. Output-based health price comparison turn out to be quite different from the comparisons based on the input method, and consequently lead to different conclusions about the volume of health services consumed per person.

Source: 2013 Eurostat/OECD Hospitals PPPs Survey; OECD Purchasing Power Parities Statistics 2013.

Originally published in: Koechlin, F. et al. (2014), “Comparing Hospital and Health Prices and Volumes Internationally: Results of a Eurostat/OECD Project”, OECD Health Working Papers, No. 75, OECD Publishing, p.27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5jxznwrj32mp-en.

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