Publications & Documents


  • 23-November-2011

    English

    Health: medical care improving but better prevention and management of chronic diseases needed to cut costs, says OECD

    Though overall medical care is improving, efforts to prevent and better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma would improve results and lower costs, according to the OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance.

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  • 23-November-2011

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    Chart set for Health at a Glance 2011 (PowerPoint)

    This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems.

  • 10-November-2011

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    Report on Industrial Biotechnology and Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) has the second-largest direct contribution to the greenhouse effect of all gases. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has contributed to the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

  • 10-November-2011

    English

    Report on Policy Issues for the Development and Use of Biomarkers in Health

    This report describes the scientific, industrial, regulatory, and health care management system context in which biomarkers are being developed. It identifies some of the barriers which may impede biomarker research, discovery, development, commercialisation and, ultimately, uptake in clinics.

  • 8-November-2011

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    International Trade in Health Services- final report

    A System of Health Accounts provides a standard accounting framework for the comparable measurement and reporting of health expenditures by the resident population.

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  • 17-October-2011

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    OECD Reviews of Health Systems- Switzerland

    This publication is a second review of the Swiss Health System and is an update on the review carried out in 2006.

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  • 17-October-2011

    English

    Health: Switzerland’s health system is high-performing but must prepare for the future

    The Swiss health system is one of the world’s best but must adapt to deal with rising costs and higher rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a new OECD/WHO report.

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  • 3-October-2011

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    Future Prospects for Industrial Biotechnology

    This book examines international drivers, enabling technologies fast-tracking industrial biotechnology, industry trends, some products appearing on the market, industry structure and finance, and policy measures and trends. It examines separately biofuels, biobased chemicals and bioplastics.

  • 2-October-2011

    English

    OECD Reviews of Health Systems - Switzerland (2011)

    This report provides an update to the information and analysis presented in the Review of the Swiss Health System published by the OECD and the WHO in 2006, with a particular focus on three issues: health workforce, health insurance markets and governance of the Swiss health system.

  • 20-September-2011

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    Medical Tourism: Treatments, Markets and Health System Implications: A scoping review

    Despite the high-profile media interest and coverage, there is a lack of hard research evidence on the role and impact of medical tourism for OECD countries.

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