Publications & Documents


12-November-2012

English

Global Forum on Biotechnology: The Evolving Promise of the Life Sciences

The OECD and the ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum jointly organised a one-day Forum on 12 November 2012 in Paris. The event was both retrospective and forward-looking. The forum concluded that the promise of biotechnology is not set but evolves with fresh scientific knowledge, novel laws and regulations. The future of biotechnology needs to also integrate social and cultural dimensions.

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19-October-2012

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 times may rise again, and it is important to understand which policies work.

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14-October-2012

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Israel: excellent primary health care, but hospitals must improve

Israel has world class-primary care services and should now focus efforts on bringing its hospitals up to the same high international standards, according to the OECD’s Health Care Quality Review of Israel.

14-October-2012

English, PDF, 448kb

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Israel - Executive Summary, Assessment and recommendations

This report is the second of a new series of publications reviewing the quality of health care across selected OECD countries. OECD Health Care Quality Reviews seek to highlight and support the development of better policies to improve quality in health care.

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20-September-2012

English, PDF, 778kb

Estimating Expenditure by Disease, Age and Gender under the System of Health Accounts (SHA) Framework, Final report.

Estimating Expenditure by Disease, Age and Gender under the System of Health Accounts (SHA) Framework: Final report.

14-September-2012

English, PDF, 416kb

US health care system from an international perspective

US health care system from an international perspective - OECD Health Data 2012

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14-September-2012

English, PDF, 416kb

Additional note on Why the US health spending is so high

Additional note on Why the US health spending is so high

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30-June-2012

English

OECD Reviews of Health Systems - Russian Federation

The review assesses the institutional arrangements and the performance of the Russian health system.

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30-June-2012

English, Excel, 704kb

Policy Brief: Obesity Update 2012

The obesity epidemic slowed down in several OECD countries during the past three years. Rates grew less that previously projected, or did not grow at all, according to new data from ten OECD countries. However, rates remain high and social disparities in obesity are unabated.

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29-June-2012

English

Health: Growth in health spending grinds to a halt

Growth in health spending slowed or fell in real terms in 2010 in almost all OECD countries, reversing a long-term trend of rapid increases, according to OECD Health Data 2012.

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