Publications & Documents


15-April-2013

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Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany - Presentation by Mark Pearson, April 2013

Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany. Presentation by Mark Pearson during the BMG-OECD Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, Berlin, April 2013.

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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10-April-2013

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Biotechnology for the Environment in the Future: Science, Technology and Policy

Environmental biotechnology is focused on clean-up and much of the policy in this area is around compliance, whereas industrial biotech has quite different policy objectives and only started to grow as a field with the worldwide interest in biofuels. Much of the world now has targets for bioenergy and favourable policy regimes to stimulate production and use of biofuels, but sustainability has become a real issue.

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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28-February-2013

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Aid in Support of Gender Equality in Education and Health

This paper examines the extent to which Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors' aid to education and health addressed gender equality objectives, based on data collected through the DAC gender equality policy marker.

25-February-2013

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OECD urges countries to harmonise clinical trial regulations to boost medical research and save lives

Increasingly complex and inconsistent clinical trial regulations are causing delays, raising costs and leading to a decline in the number of international trials conducted by academics for non-commerical purposes.

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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29-January-2013

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Belgium should be more proactive in tackling mental health issues in the workplace, says OECD

Belgian companies, mutualities and employment services should be more proactive in helping people with mental health problems stay in the workplace or find a job, according to a new OECD report.

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