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The revised System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011) is the new global standard for producing health expenditure accounts. Data produced under the system will be more comparable; more convincing; and more policy relevant.
English, Excel, 2,325kb
OECD Health Data 2012: Frequently Requested Data (Excel file), English. Updated October 2012.
Download data on health expenditure, health care resources, health care activities, mortality, and risk factors. Latest data in Excel format from OECD Health Data 2012, October 2012 edition.
A new study measuring rates of health care use - such as GP and specialist consultations - by income level.
This book provides a framework to understand why there are waiting lists for elective surgery in some OECD countries and not in others. It also describes how waiting times are meaured in OECD countries, which differ widely, and makes recommendations for best practice. Finally, it reviews different policy approaches to tackling excessive waiting times.
English, PDF, 1,230kb
This project aims to improve the comparability of data on surgical procedures available across European and non-European OECD countries by testing some methodological improvements to promote greater consistency in data reporting. It also analyses the results of the data collection on surgical procedure rates in terms of variations across countries and trends over time.
English, Excel, 992kb
Long-Term Care Dataset - OECD Health Data 2012
The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.
The results of this project will provide policy makers with a greater understanding of the role of price and volumes when comparing hospital expenditures internationally.
News on Health issues from the OECD. Health at a Glance: Europe 2012, Health at a Glance Asia/ Pacific 2012, Health Data 2012: These are featured in the November 2012 issue of Health Update along with many other releases and project news.