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12-April-2013

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The Economics of Prevention

There is a rising concern in OECD countries about the expected growth in the burden of chronic diseases. This project is primarily focused on whether efforts should be made to prevent non-communicable diseases rather than treating and managing them.

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2-April-2013

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OECD Health Policy Brief - Report on Health Information Infrastructure

This Brief looks at the upcoming publication "Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure For Health Care Quality Governance" and argues that privacy-respectful uses of data for health, health care quality and health system performance monitoring and research must become widespread, regular activities.

2-April-2013

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Report Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure (Preliminary version 2 April 2013)

This report is about the progress that has been made in OECD countries to develop national health information infrastructure. It signals important differences among countries in both the data that is available and its accessibility and use; and the opportunities that exist in all countries to continue to strengthen health information infrastructure in the future.

5-March-2013

English

A System of Health Accounts 2011

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.

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4-February-2013

English

Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector - What Works?

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.

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7-January-2013

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Comparing activities and performance of the hospital sector in Europe: how many surgical procedures performed as inpatient and day cases?

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.

27-November-2012

English

Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012

This second edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia/Pacific countries and economies.

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26-November-2012

English

Asia/Pacific region: Improving the quality of its healthcare

Though the rate of public spending on healthcare in the Asia/Pacific region is still well below the OECD average, countries there are committing more resources to improving health care quality.

23-November-2012

English, PDF, 274kb

Model development issues when forecasting health expenditures

Background paper for the OECD Expert workshop on improving health expenditure forecasting.

20-November-2012

English, PDF, 66kb

Agenda for the OECD Expert Workshop on Improving Health Expenditure Forecasting

Detailed agenda for the meeting "Informing Policy Makers About Future Health Spending: OECD Expert Workshop on Improving Health Expenditure Forecasting Methods", which took place on 30 November 2012 in Paris.

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