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Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table. David Morgan, Administrator, Health Division, OECD. Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Los Angeles, October 26th-28th, 2009.
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The cost of treating disease is vastly greater than the cost of controllingor preventing disease. In a time of global recession, the disparity in healthoutcomes between developed and developing countries will most likelywiden. The rapid expansion in trade, foreign investment and internationaltravel mean that infectious diseases can have adverse effects not only onhealth but also on economic growth and security. Although aid from
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The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.
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Slovak translation of Health Working Paper No. 28, "Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Sweden" by Pierre Moïse and Elizabeth Docteur.
The workshop discussed existing sector, national, or international approaches for assessment of sustainability of bio-based products, such as bio-based chemicals, bio-based plastics, enzymes, bio-based materials, and biofuels.
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Issue 7 of Health Update looks at the question of health spending in the current economic crisis. It also features other key health-related projects throughout the OECD and the recent release of OECD Health Data 2009.
Synthetic biology is a transformative set of technologies which offer great opportunities for the construction of bioengineered parts, devices and microorganisms.
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The number of doctors per capita increased 2% per year on average across OECD countries between 1990 and 2007, but in some countries the trend is reversing.
An OECD workshop hosted by Canada will be held on July 23-24, 2009 in Montréal, Québec immediately after the 6th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-processing to discuss progress over the past 5 years in the methodologies used for sustainability assessment of bio-based products.