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This newsletter provides up-to-date information on the OECD’s work on health. Although it is mainly intended for those who are familiar with the Organisation and its work, it is hoped that the newsletter will also provide information of interest to a wider audience.
This paper reports on the progress in the research and development of the set of patient safety indicators developed by the Health Care Quality Indicators project.
Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing relentlessly over recent decades in all industrialised countries, as well as in many lower income countries.
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This presentation was given by Valérie Paris, Administrator, Health Division, OECD, at the Forum Économie Santé 2009, Les Échos Conférences, on 18 November 2009.
This book reviews how the emergence of pharmacogenetics will impact the efficiency of pharmaceutical R&D and improve healthcare decision making and clinical care. It discusses what policies need to change in order for the public to reap the benefits from advances in diagnostic genetic testin
In this report we present an assessment of public health strategies designed to tackle behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases that are closely linked with obesity, including aspects of diet and physical inactivity, in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.
The ability to effectively use these vast amounts of knowledge will depend in part on the bringing together of different strands of information, data and biological materials within human biobanks and genetic research databases (HBGRDs).
Editorial Review from Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health - 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.
Editorial Review from Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization - 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.
This report report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency and thus better value for money.