Publications & Documents


23-March-2009

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Long-term care workforce: overview

In the context of ageing societies, the importance of long-term care (LTC) is growing in all OECD countries. This working paper offers an overview of the LTC workforce and reviews country responses to a growing demand for LTC workers.

11-March-2009

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OECD Health Working Papers No. 43 - Measuring Disparities in Health Status and in Access and Use of Health Care in OECD Countries

MEASURING DISPARITIES IN HEALTH STATUS AND IN ACCESS AND USE OF HEALTH CARE IN OECD COUNTRIES

20-February-2009

English

OECD Health Working Paper No. 42 - Policies for Healthy Ageing: An Overview

This paper reviews policies in the area of healthy ageing. It begins by defining health ageing and related concepts, such as active ageing. The paper then groups healthy ageing policies under four types and describes their programmes for improving the health status of older people.

30-January-2009

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Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.

26-January-2009

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Cognitive Impairment, Mental Health and Transport - Design with Everyone in Mind

Cognitive impairment and mental health affect a large number of people, for whom the use of public transport can present a challenge. This book examines this neglected area, presenting various suggestions from transport staff training to better signage, clearer timetables, and increased staff presence to help build users' confidence.

18-November-2008

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Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers (Vol. 3) - Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands

Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This third report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands, and highlights the roles of institutions and policies. A range

30-October-2008

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OECD Expert Workshop on Policy Issues for the Development and Use of Biomarkers in Health, 6-7 October 2008

The impact of biotechnologies on medical research is intensifying. Because of new highly performing technologies, we are better able to understand and explore disease and drug mechanisms, which in turn could lead to major changes in the approach of patient care.

Related Documents

22-October-2008

English

Task Force on Biomedicine and Health Innovation

In November 2007 the Working Party on Biotechnology established a new Task Force on Biomedicine and Health Innovation. The Task Force was asked to develop a Synthesis Report of the main policy messages that emerged from OECD work related to innovation and health.

21-October-2008

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Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Germany

This paper (Health Working Paper No. 39) describes pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Germany, considering them in the broader environment in which they operate, and assesses their impact on the achievement of a number of policy goals.

20-September-2007

English

Bio-based Economy

The focus at the OECD on industrial biotechnology is to identify the potential contribution of biotechnology to sustainable growth and development, and identify and appraise policy options for supply and demand side interventions that can drive efficient transition towards bio-based economy.

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