Publications & Documents


  • 23-November-2016

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    Health Publications

    This page lists the OECD publications related to health.

  • 23-November-2016

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    Europe paying a heavy price for chronic diseases, finds new OECD-EC report

    Better public health and prevention policies as well as more effective health care could save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of euros each year in Europe, according to a new joint OECD/European Commission report.

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  • 23-November-2016

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    Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2016 - Measuring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage

    This fourth edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia-Pacific countries and economies. Drawing on a wide range of data sources, it builds on the format used in previous editions of Health at a Glance, and gives readers a better understanding of the factors that affect the health of populations and the performance of health systems in these countries and economies.
    Each of the indicators is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. An annex provides additional information on the demographic context in which health systems operate.
    This edition is a joint OECD, WHO/WPRO and WHO/SEARO publication.

     

  • 23-November-2016

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    Asia-Pacific should boost health spending to meet needs of fast ageing populations

    Asia-Pacific countries should strengthen their health systems and sharply increase spending to deliver effective universal coverage in order to meet the changing needs of their fast ageing populations, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 10-November-2016

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    Antimicrobial Resistance

    Antimicrobial resistance is a growing health and economic threat requiring multipronged responses. The OECD provides a forum for discussion and provide countries with the evidence to implement effective and cost-effective policies to tackle AMR, promote effective use of antimicrobials and incentivise research and development in the antibiotic sector.

  • 8-November-2016

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    Health in the media

    Learn about the latest interviews, articles and media interventions from the OECD Health Division staff.

  • 7-November-2016

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    Health Working Papers

    The OECD Health Working Papers series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD.

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  • 31-October-2016

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    Indonesia Policy Brief: Setting a Sustainable Path toward Universal Health Coverage

    For Indonesia to achieve its universal health coverage goal in a context of rapidly accelerating demand for healthcare, the country will need to make substantial investments in service delivery capacities and mechanisms to provide financial protection against the cost of ill health.

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  • 21-October-2016

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    Health Expenditure

    Latest estimates point to slowly rising health spending growth, according to OECD Health Statistics 2016. While health spending growth remains somewhat below pre-crisis rates, it has tended to follow economic growth more closely since 2013. This is in contrast to the years leading up to the economic crisis, when growth in health spending strongly outpaced that in the rest of the economy.

  • 18-October-2016

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    OECD Health Update - October 2016

    The latest OECD news on health, focusing on the final report of the UN Secretary-General High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, the release of "OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Latvia", the results of the Health Systems Characteristics survey, the G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Kobe, as well as the OECD Health Division involvement in the latest international events.

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