Publications & Documents


25-November-2010

English

The OECD Mental Health and Work Project

Mental illness is a growing problem in society and is increasingly affecting productivity and well-being in the workplace. This project challenges some of the myths around mental health.

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15-November-2010

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Chronic Diseases: Chronic Diseases and Development 3

This article published in The Lancet highlights the fact that the obesity epidemic is spreading to low-income and middle-income countries as a result of new dietary habits and sedentary ways of life, fuelling chronic diseases and premature mortality.

28-October-2010

English

OECD Workshop on "Building an Efficient Bio-based Economy through Industrial Biotechnology" - St Petersburg

As a follow up to the Outlook on Industrial Biotechnology Workshop organised in January 2010, a workshop entitled “Building an Efficient Bio-Based Economy through Industrial Biotechnology” was held in St Petersburg.

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27-October-2010

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Workshop on Better Health through Bio-medicine: Innovative Governance

For many of today’s new biomedical innovations, the distinctions between different forms of medical products such as drugs, diagnostics and devices no longer apply. Biomedicine also tends to realize its potential today through process innovation, even more than product innovation.

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7-October-2010

English

OECD Health Policy Studies - Value for Money in Health Spending

This publication examines current efforts to improve health care efficiency, including tools that show promise in helping health systems provide the best care for their money.

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7-October-2010

English

OECD Health Policy Studies - Improving Value in Health Care: Measuring Quality

This publication describes what international comparable quality measures are currently available and how to link these measures to quality policies such as accreditation, practice guidelines, pay-for-performance, national safety programmes and quality reporting.

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7-October-2010

English

Health: Improving healthcare is vital for long-term growth

With austerity the order of the day in most OECD countries, the public is understandably anxious that budget cuts do as little harm as possible to the services they depend on. Few sectors capture the dilemmas this poses for policymakers quite like healthcare.

28-September-2010

English

Health: Good healthcare at good prices

Health ministers from OECD countries met in Paris to discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the quality and availability of health care, either now or in the future.

23-September-2010

English

Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat

This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem.

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14-September-2010

English, Excel, 65kb

Executive Summary - Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

Obesity is a major health concern for OECD countries. Using a wide range of individual-level and population data from OECD countries, this book presents analyses of trends in obesity, explores the complex causal factors affecting the epidemic and develops an assessment of the impacts interventions to combat the problem.

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