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  • 19-June-2009

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    Health Working Paper No. 46: Education and Obesity in Four OECD Countries

    OECD Health Working Paper No. 46 presents the findings of health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea. It shows that education appears to be associated with a lower likelihood of obesity, especially among women.

  • 17-June-2009

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    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Health Systems- Case studies

    This OECD project is concerned with identifying main blockages and policies, incentives, or institutional arrangements under which ICTs can deliver the desired efficiency and quality improvements.

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  • 15-May-2009

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    Governments must do more to help most vulnerable amid rising unemployment, urges OECD

    Governments must urgently adapt their labour market policies to help their most vulnerable citizens in the economic crisis.

  • 14-May-2009

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    High-Level Forum on Sickness, Disability and Work: Addressing Policy Challenges in OECD Countries, 14-15 May 2009

    A High-Level Forum on Sickness, Disability and Work: Addressing Policy Challenges in OECD Countries will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 14-15 May 2009.

  • 24-March-2009

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    Obesity: past and projected future trends in OECD countries HWP 45

    'The Obesity Epidemic: Analysis of Past and Projected Future Trends in Selected OECD Countries' (2009) Franco Sassi, Marion Devaux, Michele Cecchini and Elena Rusticelli

  • 23-March-2009

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    Long-term care workforce: overview

    In the context of ageing societies, the importance of long-term care (LTC) is growing in all OECD countries. This working paper offers an overview of the LTC workforce and reviews country responses to a growing demand for LTC workers.

  • 11-March-2009

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    OECD Health Working Papers No. 43 - Measuring Disparities in Health Status and in Access and Use of Health Care in OECD Countries

    MEASURING DISPARITIES IN HEALTH STATUS AND IN ACCESS AND USE OF HEALTH CARE IN OECD COUNTRIES

  • 20-February-2009

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    OECD Health Working Paper No. 42 - Policies for Healthy Ageing: An Overview

    This paper reviews policies in the area of healthy ageing. It begins by defining health ageing and related concepts, such as active ageing. The paper then groups healthy ageing policies under four types and describes their programmes for improving the health status of older people.

  • 30-January-2009

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    Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

    Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.

  • 21-October-2008

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    Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Germany

    This paper (Health Working Paper No. 39) describes pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Germany, considering them in the broader environment in which they operate, and assesses their impact on the achievement of a number of policy goals.

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