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  • 23-September-2010

    English

    Obesity and the Economics of Prevention - Fit not Fat

    Before 1980, rates were generally well below 10%. They have since doubled or tripled in many countries, and in almost half of the OECD, 50% or more of the population is overweight.  A key risk factor for numerous chronic diseases, obesity is a major public health concern.   

    This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem. It examines the scale and characteristics of the epidemic, the respective roles and influence of market forces and governments, and the impact of interventions. It outlines an economic approach to the prevention of chronic diseases that provides novel insights relative to a more traditional public health approach. 

    The analysis was undertaken by the OECD, partly in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The main chapters are complemented by special contributions from health and obesity experts, including Marc Suhrcke, Tim Lobstein, Donald Kenkel and Francesco Branca. 

    “a valuable set of results and suggestions about the best preventive interventions to reduce the burden of obesity.”   – Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health

     

    “The positive message of this book is that the obesity epidemic can be successfully addressed.”   – Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization

     

    “innovative and well-researched”  – Martin McKee, Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


    "A timely, valuable volume on a critical issue.  Highly recommended."-Choice, July 2011

     

     

     

     

  • 14-September-2010

    English, Excel, 65kb

    Executive Summary - Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

    Obesity is a major health concern for OECD countries. Using a wide range of individual-level and population data from OECD countries, this book presents analyses of trends in obesity, explores the complex causal factors affecting the epidemic and develops an assessment of the impacts interventions to combat the problem.

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  • 9-July-2010

    English

    No. 53 - Comparing Price Levels of Hospital Services Across Countries: Results of Pilot Study

    Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet, cross-country comparisons of the price of

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  • 24-June-2010

    English

    Improving Health Sector Efficiency

    This report presents an analysis of OECD countries’ efforts toimplement information and communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare systems.

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  • 28-May-2010

    English

    OECD Health Working Paper No. 49: The Challenge of Financing Health Care in the Current Crisis: An Analysis based on the OECD Data

    The ratio of health expenditure to GDP, which in macroeconomic terms is an indicator which summarises the financing needs of a national health system, is likely to rise in countries for which the GDP falls. This paper reviews the possible implications of the recessions for this ratio.

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  • 3-May-2010

    English

    OECD Health Working Paper No. 50: Health Systems Institutional Characteristics: A Survey of 29 OECD Countries

    In 2008, the OECD launched a survey to collect information on the health systems characteristics of member countries. This paper presents the informaton provided by 29 of these countries in 2009.

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  • 31-March-2010

    English

    OECD Health Working Paper No. 51: Effective Ways to realise Policy Reforms in Health Systems

    This paper is based on evidence from the countries which have seen their health systems reviewed by the OECD in recent years. It considers four issues in particular, these being the ones used across all the different reform areas covered by the Making Reform Happen project

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  • 12-March-2010

    English, Excel, 604kb

    International Migration of Health Workers (Policy Brief)

    Because the international migration of doctors and nurses has become increasingly visible, it is often seen as the main culprit behind these shortages.

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  • 26-January-2010

    English

    Internships – Trainees

    Health Division internship/trainee requests: please supply a CV, motivation letter, dates of availability and the minimum length of the internship desired to health.contact@oecd.org.

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  • 8-December-2009

    English

    Expensive health care is not always the best health care, says OECD’s Health at a Glance

    The OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance shows that all countries could provide better health care.

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