Publications & Documents


  • 19-September-2016

    English

    2nd Meeting of the UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth: opening remarks

    The recommendations we agree on today will chart the course for an expanded, transformed, and sustainable global health workforce that will help our economies flourish and achieve their full potential. I look forward to hearing your views on the bold actions required to steer the global health workforce in this direction.

  • 16-September-2016

    English

    Health Systems Characteristics

    Responses from the third wave of 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 and key partner and accession countries.

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  • 14-September-2016

    English

    OECD Health Ministerial

    On 16-17 January 2017, the OECD will host a meeting for Ministers of Health and a High-Level Policy Forum on person-centred care, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris.

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  • 9-September-2016

    English

    Global Action to Drive Innovation in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: Connecting Research, Regulation and Access

    A December 2015 workshop in Lausanne reviewed the policy and stakeholder actions needed to accelerate biomedical research and health innovation for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. There is consensus across all stakeholders to move from global agenda setting in Alzheimer’s disease to action oriented programmes and implementation.

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  • 24-August-2016

    English

    OECD/Korea Policy Centre – Health and Social Policy Programmes

    The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.

  • 29-July-2016

    English, PDF, 353kb

    Overview of Health Policy in the United Kingdom

    Although the United Kingdom excels in terms of access to health services, it is a middling performer relative to OECD peers in the domains of health status, risk factors and quality. Investment is required to improve acute care and primary care services, prevent obesity and harmful use of alcohol, and expand coverage of long-term care.

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  • 28-July-2016

    English, PDF, 337kb

    Overview of Health Policy in Sweden

    Sweden has a healthy population and its health system is high-performing in many areas. A combination of relatively generous public funding and reforms focusing on quality measurement, competition and choice has produced good outcomes, especially in the hospital sector.

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  • 27-July-2016

    English

    Economics of Public Health and Health Promotion

    OECD and the European Observatory on Heath Systems and Policies joined forces to conduct a study on the economics of public health and health promotion.

  • 27-July-2016

    English

    Waiting Times

    Over the past decade, many OECD countries have introduced new policies to tackle excessive waiting times for elective treatments with some success. However, in the wake of the recent economic downturn and severe pressures on public budgets, waiting times may rise again, and it is important to understand which policies work.

  • 19-July-2016

    English, PDF, 564kb

    Overview of Health Policy in Germany

    The German health system is characterised by high levels of human and physical resources guaranteeing good access to care with a low direct financial burden for patients. Nevertheless, the changing demographic situation with a rapidly ageing society creating new demand for health services will pose a challenge for Germany’s health system.

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