Health policies and data

Health Policies




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Value for Money
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Universal Health Coverage
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Quality of Care
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Ageing and Long-Term Care
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Health Spending and Sustainability
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Health Brochure Cover Within the OECD, most of the work on health is carried out by the Health Division of the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. 
Our mission – advising policy makers and informing public and private stakeholders and citizens on how to address demands for more and better quality health care – is particularly important with public budgets under strain. We develop reliable statistics of health system performance and help countries benchmark their policies against high-performing health systems. 

To learn more about our areas of work, download our brochure.

Other areas of work

OECD Work on Asia: OECD/Korea Policy Centre

The Joint OECD/Korea Policy Centre is an international cooperation organisation established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and the Government of the Republic of Korea. The major functions of the Centre are to research international standards and policies on international taxation, competition, public governance, and social policy sectors in OECD member countries and to disseminate research outcomes to public officials and experts in the Asian region. In the area of health and social policy, the Centre promotes policy dialogue and information sharing between OECD countries and non-OECD Asian/Pacific countries and economies.


Health Reviews

The Health Division has published OECD Reviews of Health Systems, which represent in-depth studies of the health system of member countries, with a particular focus on economic issues, as well as OECD Health Care Quality Reviews which seek to examine what works and what does not work in different countries – both to benchmark the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve their health system.



In addition, the Health Division carries out work on health data and indicators.

The OECD Ministerial Meeting

October 2010: The OECD Health Ministerial: Health System Priorities in the Aftermath of the Crisis