Publications & Documents


20-April-2011

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 56. Description of Alternative Approaches to Measure and Place a Value on Hospital Products in Seven OECD Countries

To assess the feasibility of using secondary data sets information to feed an output-based PPP approach for hospital services, we reviewed the main characteristics of diagnoses and procedures coding standards, DRG classification systems, and cost-finding methods used in selected OECD countries.

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20-April-2011

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Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities

OECD 50th Anniversary Conference, Paris, 22 June 2011.

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6-April-2011

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The Lancet article - Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis

A call to action for governments to tackle non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes was announced today in The Lancet.

28-February-2011

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Budget treatment

The growing burden of healthcare expenditure on public budgets is hardly a recent phenomenon. For 15 years before the onset of the financial crisis, health spending per capita had been going up by over 4% per year in real terms across the OECD area-much faster than growth in real incomes. Nearly all OECD countries will soon have nearuniversal healthcare coverage-an historic achievement. But health now accounts for over 9% of GDP on

7-February-2011

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 55: Mortality Amenable to Health Care in 31 OECD Countries: Estimates and Methodological Issues

The mortality amenable to health care is defined as a possible indicator to measure the health care systems performance in preventing premature deaths that can be avoided by appropriate health care intervention. This paper assesses the feasibility of using this indicator in OECD countries.

19-January-2011

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Biomedicine and Health Innovation - Synthesis Report

Nowhere is innovation more relevant than in the context than human health. Thus, the recent economic worries have done much to bring the issues set out in this document even further up the political agenda.

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15-December-2010

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Health Update No. 10: December 2010

In this issue: details on the Health Ministerial meeting, Balancing quality and privacy in health care, Fit not Fat in the media, Health challenges after the crisis, Making Reform Happen, and our new publications.

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6-December-2010

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The Impacts of Nanotechnology on Companies: Policy Insights from Case Studies

This book examines the potential economic impacts of nanotechnology, how companies are using nanotechnology for innovation, and what the key challenges in its commercialisation might be.

6-December-2010

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OECD Global Forum on Biotechnology: Delivering Global Promise through the Life Sciences (Paris, 6-7 December 2010)

This biotechnology global forum, "Delivering Global Promise Through the Life Sciences" underlined how the latest social science research into genomics science can help inform key global economic and policy decisions.

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30-November-2010

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ELS Seminar Series

The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff.

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