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30-October-2013

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Health Care Quality Indicators - Cancer Care

This publication surveys the policy trends in cancer care over recent years and looks at survival rates to identify why some countries are doing better than others. The work on the quality of cancer care is part of the OECD's Health Care Quality Indicator's programme.

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22-October-2013

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Managing Hospital Volumes: Germany and Experiences from OECD Countries

To help inform the Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, co-organised by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the OECD, and held on the 11th April 2013 in Berlin, the OECD Secretariat produced a paper to provide an international perspective on Germany’s situation and the current policy debate.

30-September-2013

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Issue no. 18, September 2013

Quarterly news on Health Issues from the OECD, including recent work on value in pharmaceutical pricing and on public health & gemonics, as well as recent articles and events on health from the OECD, and information on forthcoming publications such as Health at Glance 2013 and the latest publication on Cancer Care. Working papers on Managing hospital volumes, alcohol consumption and the role of fiscal policies in health promotion.

12-September-2013

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The future of public health: policy decisions today for tomorrow’s populations - Speech by Yves Leterme at EPHA

The future of public health: policy decisions today for tomorrow’s populations. Our health, our economy, our society, our future: a Brave New World. Remarks by Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD. Brussels, Belgium, September 4th 2013.

11-July-2013

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Expenditure on Prevention Activities under SHA 2011: Supplementary Guidance

Experience from the substantial health gains of the 20th century suggests that spending on prevention could be an important factor. Therefore, gathering data on such spending that are consistent and comparable, both over time and across countries, is potentially very useful. This paper aims to help clarify what should be included as spending on prevention under SHA 2011 to facilitate accurate comparisons.

4-July-2013

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Value in Pharmaceutical Pricing

The objective of this study is to describe how OECD Member Countries refer to value when making decisions on reimbursement and prices of new medicines.

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27-June-2013

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Health spending continues to stagnate, says OECD

After falling sharply in 2010, health spending remained flat across OECD countries in 2011 as the economic crisis continued to have an impact, particularly in those European countries hardest hit by the crisis, according to OECD Health Data 2013.

17-June-2013

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Policy Brief: A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care

While the number of elderly people in need of care is projected to at least double, governments are struggling to deliver high-quality care to people facing reduced functional and cognitive capabilities. Based on a recent OECD and EC report, this policy brief looks at data and policies to measure quality in long-term care and drive standards of care up.

17-June-2013

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A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care

This book offers evidence and examples of useful experiences to help policy makers, providers and experts measure and improve the quality of long-term care services.

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30-May-2013

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Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure

Health data constitutes a significant resource in most OECD countries that could be used to improve population health, the quality of health care and the performance of health systems. The 2010 Health Ministerial Meeting called for OECD support to strengthen national health information infrastructure to provide the evidence needed to improve health care quality and the performance of health systems.

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