Publications & Documents


17-June-2013

English

We must take better care of the elderly, say OECD and the European Commission

The number of people over 80 will double by 2050 rising from 3.9% of the population to 9.1% in 2050 across OECD countries and from 4.7% to 11.3% across 27 EU members. Estimates are that up to half of them will need help to cope with their daily needs. Yet even today governments are struggling to deliver high-quality care to elderly people with reduced physical and mental abilities, says a new OECD/EC report, A good life in old age? .

17-June-2013

English

A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care

This book offers evidence and examples of useful experiences to help policy makers, providers and experts measure and improve the quality of long-term care services.

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14-June-2013

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14-June-2013

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Nanotechnology for Green Innovation

This paper brings together information collected through Working Party on Nanotechnology discussions and projects. It relies in particular on preliminary results from a project on the responsible development of nanotechnology and outcomes of a symposium held in 2012.

30-May-2013

English

Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure

Health data constitutes a significant resource in most OECD countries that could be used to improve population health, the quality of health care and the performance of health systems. The 2010 Health Ministerial Meeting called for OECD support to strengthen national health information infrastructure to provide the evidence needed to improve health care quality and the performance of health systems.

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17-May-2013

English, PDF, 1,779kb

Institutional Brochure ELS 2013

An overview of OECD work on Employment, Social Protection and International Migration.

15-May-2013

English

Russia’s human capital challenge

To pursue economic growth, Russia must develop its human capital, which requires structural reforms in education, healthcare and pensions. These, in turn, must respond to major trends in service provision, including the increasing role of individual choice, the need to deliver lifelong learning and healthcare, and the risk that Russians will increasingly buy services abroad, rather than work to develop their own national systems.

16-April-2013

English, PDF, 340kb

Review of Health Care Quality: Denmark - Executive Summary

This report is the third of a new series of publications reviewing the quality of health care across selected OECD countries. Among OECD countries, Denmark has led the way in monitoring and policy development for quality of care.

16-April-2013

English

Denmark: good hospitals but primary health care must improve

The Danish central government and regions are leading international efforts to reform hospital systems, improving quality and safety by gathering specialists into major hospitals and closing smaller ones.

15-April-2013

English, PDF, 544kb

Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany - Presentation by Mark Pearson, April 2013

Hospital Volumes: An International Perspective on Germany. Presentation by Mark Pearson during the BMG-OECD Conference on Managing Hospital Volumes, Berlin, April 2013.

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