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16-September-2014

English

Governments must tackle regional variations in health care use, says OECD

Health care use varies widely across countries but can also vary as much or more within countries. Governments should do more to improve their health systems to prevent unnecessary interventions and ensure that everyone has the same access to quality healthcare, wherever they live, according to a new OECD report.

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16-September-2014

English

Medical Practice Variations

The OECD has released "Geographic Variations in Health Care: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done to Improve Health System Performance?", a final output to the project on variations in medical practice. This report helps policy makers better understand the issues and challenges around geographic variations in health care provision and considers the policy options.

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8-September-2014

English

Health Working Papers

The OECD Health Working Papers series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD.

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29-August-2014

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Output-based hospital-specific Purchasing Power Parities

Explaining hospital (or more broadly health care) expenditure in terms of volumes and prices requires expenditure data to be converted using a common currency. Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) are commonly used to convert national currencies to a common unit.

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5-August-2014

English

Long-Term Care

The OECD Health Division examines challenges affecting LTC systems and services, focusing particularly on the elderly population. This page will provide you with all information on ongoing and past work on LTC - that is, care for people needing support in many facets of living over a prolonged period of time.

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28-July-2014

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Health Care Quality Indicators

The objective of the HCQI Project is to develop a set of indicators based on comparable data and which can be used to raise questions for further investigation on quality differences across countries.

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11-July-2014

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Health Technical Papers

The OECD Health Technical Papers series is designed to make available to a wider readership methodological studies and statistical analysis on measuring and assessing health care and health expenditure.

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8-July-2014

English

Mental Health

Mental disorders account for one of the largest and fastest growing categories of the burden of disease with which health systems must cope, often accounting for a greater burden than cardiovascular disease and cancer.

8-July-2014

English

Mental healthcare under-resourced in too many countries, says OECD

Governments need to step up their efforts to improve mental health care which remains poorly resourced and under-prioritised in too many countries, according to a new OECD report.

3-July-2014

English

OECD Health Statistics 2014 - Country Notes

Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.

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