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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

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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.

23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Mexico Key Facts

Individual prevention programmes could avoid up to 47 000 deaths from chronic diseases every year. Deaths avoided could increase to 55 000 if different interventions were combined in a comprehensive prevention strategy.

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23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Japan Key Facts

Prevention can improve health and longevity. Every year, between 12 000 and 85 000 deaths from chronic diseases can be avoided through different prevention programmes, while between 15 000 and 120 000 years of life in good health would be gained.

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23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Sweden Key Facts

Obesity rates in Sweden are low relative to most OECD countries. One person in 10 is obese in Sweden, but over 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are overweight.

23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Spain Key Facts

Adult obesity rates in Spain are higher than the OECD average, but child rates are amongst the highest in the OECD. Two out of 3 men are overweight and 1 in 6 people are obese in Spain.

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23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - United States Key Facts

Soaring obesity rates make the US the fattest country in the OECD. Overweight and obesity rates have increased steadily since the 1980s in both men and women. Three out of four people are projected by the OECD to be overweight or obese within 10 years.

23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Canada Key Facts

Obesity rates are high in Canada, relative to most OECD countries, but they have not increased substantially in the last 15 years. Two out of 3 women are overweight and 1 in 4 people are obese in Canada, but the rate of increase has been one of the slowest in the OECD.

23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Italy Key Facts

Obesity rates are low Italy, relative to most OECD countries, but are very high among children. About 1 in 10 people is obese in Italy, significantly less than the OECD average of 1 in 6. More than 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are overweight.

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