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This newsletter provides up-to-date information on the OECD’s work on health. Although it is mainly intended for those who are familiar with the Organisation and its work, it is hoped that the newsletter will also provide information of interest to a wider audience.
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.
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.
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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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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The OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance shows that all countries could provide better health care.
Korea spent 6.8% of GDP on health, less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person has grown significantly over the past decade, but remains lower than average. The public sector provides slightly more than half of all health funding.
Use the interactive world map to choose key health indicators from Health at a Glance 2009.
Canada spent 10.1% of GDP on health in 2007, more than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is also higher than the OECD average.