Publications & Documents


6-August-2010

English

Summary of the Discussion Panel on the Development of Strategies for Measuring and Reporting Sustainability of Bio-based Energy and Products

This report is on how to support governments and industry in building a sustainable bio-based economy. The OECD Task Force on Industrial Biotechnology is considering the development of a set of recommendations in the area of Environmental and Economic Sustainability.

22-July-2010

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Discussion Panel on the Development of Strategies for Measuring and Reporting Sustainability of Bio-based Energy and Products

The main objectives of the panel were to launch the report from Montreal Workshop entitled “Towards the Development of OECD Best Practices for Assessing the Sustainability of Bio-based Products” and to communicate its main conclusions.

9-July-2010

English

No. 53 - Comparing Price Levels of Hospital Services Across Countries: Results of Pilot Study

Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet, cross-country comparisons of the price of

24-June-2010

English

Improving Health Sector Efficiency

This report presents an analysis of OECD countries’ efforts toimplement information and communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare systems.

8-June-2010

English

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

The key goal of the current work is to identify further means (e.g. international guidelines, policy recommendations) to implement the 2004 OECD Science and Technology Ministers mandate on “Biotechnology for Sustainable Growth and Development” .

28-May-2010

English

OECD Health Working Paper No. 49: The Challenge of Financing Health Care in the Current Crisis: An Analysis based on the OECD Data

The ratio of health expenditure to GDP, which in macroeconomic terms is an indicator which summarises the financing needs of a national health system, is likely to rise in countries for which the GDP falls. This paper reviews the possible implications of the recessions for this ratio.

20-May-2010

English

OECD Factbook: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

The OECD Factbook is the best-selling, innovative title from the OECD. It provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators, presenting them clearly and concisely, and in a range of user-friendly formats.

6-May-2010

English

International Symposium on Opportunities and Challenges in the Emerging Field of Synthetic Biology: Synthesis Report

This July 2009 symposium brought together the different communities – scientific, engineering, policy, public and legal – involved in synthetic biology and explored the opportunities and challenges posed by this emerging field.

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3-May-2010

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 50: Health Systems Institutional Characteristics: A Survey of 29 OECD Countries

In 2008, the OECD launched a survey to collect information on the health systems characteristics of member countries. This paper presents the informaton provided by 29 of these countries in 2009.

9-April-2010

English

Health: Key tables from OECD

The key tables on health include data on health expenditure, practising physicians, hospital beds, life expectancy, infant mortality, suicides, cancer, tobacco consumption, and overweight or obesity. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.

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