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  • 4-December-2020

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    Universal Health Coverage

    Universal Health Coverage is about everyone having access to good quality health services without suffering financial hardship. Although most OECD countries offer all their citizens affordable access to a comprehensive package of health services, they face challenges in sustaining and enhancing such universal systems.

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  • 3-December-2020

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    Health Update - The OECD Newsletter on Health

    Read about the release of Health at a Glance: Europe 2020 and Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2020, our most recent work on the digital revolution, modelling in public health with the OECD’s SPHeP models, and our work on patient safety, along with the latest COVID-19 Policy Briefs.

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  • 30-November-2020

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    COVID-19 crisis highlights widening regional disparities in healthcare and the economy

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on people and economies has highlighted widening regional disparities in access to healthcare and economic growth and persistent disparities in digitalisation over the past decade, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 27-November-2020

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    Asia-Pacific countries have managed COVID-19 crisis relatively well but major challenges remain in low-middle-income countries

    Australia, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand did better than most countries in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 epidemic and containing the first wave of the virus, according to the OECD’s first analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on health systems of countries across the Asia-Pacific as well as governments’ responses to control the virus.

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  • 19-November-2020

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    Europe needs to prepare better for coming out of new strict containment measures

    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) once again spreading rapidly, and the re-introduction of containment measures to flatten the curve of the epidemic, it is crucial for policymakers to plan effective strategies to re-open their economies to avoid further re-confinements.

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  • 20-October-2020

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    Health Systems Characteristics

    Responses from the OECD Health System Characteristics Survey are available online, providing access to the most recent information on key institutional characteristics of health systems of OECD countries, key partner and accession countries for its 2012 and 2016 editions, as well as Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries for its 2018 edition.

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  • 2-September-2020

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    OECD Newsletter on Health, Employment, Migration and Social Affairs

    The OECD regularly publishes newsletters featuring the latest publications, analysis and opinion on Health, Employment, Migration and Social Affairs. Find out how to subscribe here.

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  • 2-July-2020

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    OECD Health Statistics 2020

    OECD Health Statistics 2020 is the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. All online datasets have been updated on 1 July 2020.

  • 16-June-2020

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    Latin America and the Caribbean countries need to spend more and better on health to be better able to face a major health emergency like COVID-19 effectively

    Health spending in Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) was about USD 1,000 per person in 2017, only ¼ of what was spent in OECD countries (adjusted for purchasing power). At the same time, health systems’ capacity is also considerably lower, including the ability to provide access to services of good quality to the most vulnerable groups.

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  • 3-June-2020

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    Primary Care

    Strengthening primary care, and getting greater value out of this sector, is a priority for all OECD health systems. The OECD Health Division has an ongoing programme of work to support countries in strengthening primary care systems that can meet the needs of their populations now and in the future.

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