Publications & Documents


24-November-2010

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers - A Synthesis of Findings across OECD Countries

Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems or disability, and too few people with reduced work capacity manage to remain in employment. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries. It also raises an apparent paradox that needs explaining: Why is it that the average health status is improving, yet large numbers of people of working age are leaving the workforce to

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

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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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8-October-2010

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Drugs and Driving - Detection and Deterrence

Driving while impaired by drugs – whether licit or illicit – has emerged as an important road safety issue. This report provides a state-of-the-art review of the role and impact of drugs in road accident risk. It reviews the legislation, deterrence and roadside detection practices in member countries as well as preventative measures to combat drug use while driving. It provides recommendations on strategies to adopt in addressing

7-October-2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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