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  • 8-December-2009


    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.

  • 8-December-2009


    Health at a Glance 2009 eXplorer

    Use the interactive world map to choose key health indicators from Health at a Glance 2009.

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  • 26-November-2009


    OECD Health Working Paper No. 47: Health Care Quality Indicators Project: Patient Safety Indicators Report 2009

    This paper reports on the progress in the research and development of the set of patient safety indicators developed by the Health Care Quality Indicators project.

  • 26-November-2009


    OECD Health Working Paper No. 48: Improving Lifestyles, Tackling Obesity: The Health and Economic Impact of Prevention Strategies

    Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing relentlessly over recent decades in all industrialised countries, as well as in many lower income countries.

  • 18-November-2009

    English, , 280kb

    Is health a factor for growth in an economy in crisis?

    This presentation was given by Valérie Paris, Administrator, Health Division, OECD, at the Forum Économie Santé 2009, Les Échos Conférences, on 18 November 2009.

  • 16-November-2009


    Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases

    In this report we present an assessment of public health strategies designed to tackle behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases that are closely linked with obesity, including aspects of diet and physical inactivity, in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.

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  • 10-November-2009


    Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care

    This report report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency and thus better value for money.

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  • 27-October-2009

    English, , 81kb

    Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table.

    Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table. David Morgan, Administrator, Health Division, OECD. Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Los Angeles, October 26th-28th, 2009.

  • 30-September-2009

    English, Excel, 376kb

    Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

    The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

  • 9-August-2009

    Slovak, Excel, 1,115kb

    OECD Health Working Papers No. 28 (in Slovak)

    Slovak translation of Health Working Paper No. 28: "Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Sweden", by Pierre Moïse and Elizabeth Docteur.

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