Publications & Documents


  • 18-November-2009

    English, , 280kb

    Is health a factor for growth in an economy in crisis?

    This presentation was given by Valérie Paris, Administrator, Health Division, OECD, at the Forum Économie Santé 2009, Les Échos Conférences, on 18 November 2009.

  • 17-November-2009

    English

    Pharmacogenetics: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Innovation

    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

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  • 16-November-2009

    English

    Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases

    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.

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  • 12-November-2009

    English

    Guidelines for Human Biobanks and Genetic Research Databases (HBGRDs)

    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).

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  • 10-November-2009

    English

    Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care

    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.

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  • 27-October-2009

    English, , 81kb

    Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table.

    Written Statement to Ministers’ Round Table. David Morgan, Administrator, Health Division, OECD. Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, Los Angeles, October 26th-28th, 2009.

  • 30-September-2009

    English, Excel, 376kb

    Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

    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.

  • 9-August-2009

    Slovak, Excel, 1,115kb

    OECD Health Working Papers No. 28 (in Slovak)

    Slovak translation of Health Working Paper No. 28: "Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Sweden", by Pierre Moïse and Elizabeth Docteur.

  • 7-August-2009

    English

    OECD Workshop on Best Practices in Assessing the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Bio-based Products - Agenda and Presentations

    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.

  • 9-July-2009

    English

    Synthetic Biology

    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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