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23-January-2014

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Switzerland needs to improve its approach to mental-health issues in the labour force, says OECD

Switzerland needs to do more to help people with mental disorders find a job or stay in work, according to a new OECD report.

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12-December-2013

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Sweden has excellent health care but must improve care co-ordination, says OECD

Sweden’s health and elderly care systems deserve their reputation as being among the best in the world. Yet an ageing population with growing chronic conditions and requiring more complex health services are testing Sweden’s ability to continue delivering high-quality care, according to a new OECD report.

9-December-2013

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Issue No. 19, December 2013

A quarterly update on Health news and work from the OECD, including the recent publications Health at a Glance 2013 and Cancer Care: Assuring Quality to Improve Survival, as well as recent articles and events that the OECD Health Division contributes to, including the Health Workforce Conference (Australia) the Global Health Workforce Alliance (Brazil) and the upcoming G8 Dementia Summit (London).

4-December-2013

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Addressing Dementia: The OECD Response

As the number of people affected from dementia continues to climb across the world as populations age, the cost for health systems rises too. OECD countries account for nearly half the global cases of dementia today and have a particular responsibility in addressing this challenge.

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21-November-2013

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Life expectancy in the US rising slower than elsewhere, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Life expectancy has increased in the United States over the past decades, but less rapidly than in other OECD countries. This is due to gaps in health insurance coverage and proper primary care, poorer health-related behaviours and poor living conditions for a significant proportion of the U.S. population, according to a new OECD report.

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21-November-2013

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Health spending fell in real terms in the United Kingdom in 2010 and 2011, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Health spending has fallen in the United Kingdom in 2010 and 2011 for the first time since the 1970s, according to a new OECD report. Health at a Glance 2013 says that spending in real terms per capita fell by 1.1% in 2011, following a 2.5% decline in 2010.

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21-November-2013

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Mexico needs to tackle ever rising obesity, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Mexico needs serious investment in prevention programmes to address its massive, and still rising, obesity rate, according to a new OECD report.

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21-November-2013

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Japan needs to improve the efficiency of its health care system, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Japan has good health outcomes and has rapidly increased its spending on health care in recent years. It now needs to focus on improving efficiency of its health system in order to continue delivering high-quality care while containing costs, according to a new OECD report.

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21-November-2013

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Health spending falls in Italy, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Health spending per capita in real terms fell by 2% in Italy in 2011, and is estimated to have fallen by a further 0.4% in 2012. Spending per capita also fell in 10 other European countries between 2009 and 2011, following the recession and the need for fiscal consolidation, according to a new OECD report.

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21-November-2013

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Australia needs to tackle its rising levels of obesity, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Australians continue to enjoy one of the highest levels of health across the developed world but need to address Australia’s growing obesity problem, according to a new OECD report.

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