|Key publications from the OECD study on Private Health Insurance (2001-2004)|
The OECD completed a three-year study on private health insurance in 2004. The following reports were released as part of the study:
More information about the study is available below.
The OECD Study on Private Health Insurance, one component of the OECD Health Project, was completed between 2001 and 2004. The work was carried out jointly by the Health Policy Unit of the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and the Insurance Committee of the Directorate for Fiscal and Financial Affairs. The final report, Private Health Insurance in OECD Countries, was released in November 2004.
The study assesses the role that private health insurance (PHI) plays in OECD member countries. The main aims of the study were:
The main policy questions addressed have included:
The role of private health insurance can vary considerably across OECD countries, due to the historical, political and market factors that have influenced the development of health systems. In order to collect information and data on PHI, the study has:
Country case studies have also been completed on selective OECD countries where PHI has a prominent role in terms of health policies and health financing. Countries examined have included Australia, Ireland and the Netherlands. Analyses of PHI in France and of the potential role for PHI in Slovakia have also been carried out. Case studies have been released as Health Working Papers.
For more information on the study, contact Francesca Colombo (email@example.com).