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20-April-2011

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 56. Description of Alternative Approaches to Measure and Place a Value on Hospital Products in Seven OECD Countries

To assess the feasibility of using secondary data sets information to feed an output-based PPP approach for hospital services, we reviewed the main characteristics of diagnoses and procedures coding standards, DRG classification systems, and cost-finding methods used in selected OECD countries.

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20-April-2011

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Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities

OECD 50th Anniversary Conference, Paris, 22 June 2011.

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6-April-2011

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The Lancet article - Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis

A call to action for governments to tackle non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes was announced today in The Lancet.

7-February-2011

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 55: Mortality Amenable to Health Care in 31 OECD Countries: Estimates and Methodological Issues

The mortality amenable to health care is defined as a possible indicator to measure the health care systems performance in preventing premature deaths that can be avoided by appropriate health care intervention. This paper assesses the feasibility of using this indicator in OECD countries.

30-November-2010

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ELS Seminar Series

The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff.

15-November-2010

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Chronic Diseases: Chronic Diseases and Development 3

This article published in The Lancet highlights the fact that the obesity epidemic is spreading to low-income and middle-income countries as a result of new dietary habits and sedentary ways of life, fuelling chronic diseases and premature mortality.

7-October-2010

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OECD Health Policy Studies - Value for Money in Health Spending

This publication examines current efforts to improve health care efficiency, including tools that show promise in helping health systems provide the best care for their money.

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7-October-2010

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OECD Health Policy Studies - Improving Value in Health Care: Measuring Quality

This publication describes what international comparable quality measures are currently available and how to link these measures to quality policies such as accreditation, practice guidelines, pay-for-performance, national safety programmes and quality reporting.

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7-October-2010

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Health: Improving healthcare is vital for long-term growth

With austerity the order of the day in most OECD countries, the public is understandably anxious that budget cuts do as little harm as possible to the services they depend on. Few sectors capture the dilemmas this poses for policymakers quite like healthcare.

28-September-2010

English

Health: Good healthcare at good prices

Health ministers from OECD countries met in Paris to discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the quality and availability of health care, either now or in the future.

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