Many European countries saw further reductions in health spending in 2013, according to OECD Health Statistics 2015. Health spending continued to shrink in Greece, Italy and Portugal in 2013. Most countries in the European Union reported real per capita health spending below the levels of 2009. Outside of Europe, health spending has been growing at around 2.5% per year since 2010.
The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems.
The OECD Health Division is releasing a new series to highlight its work on health policies and data. A new graph will be available each month.
OECD Health Statistics 2015 is the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries.
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Download this selection of key indicators from OECD Health Statistics 2015, in Excel. Updated 7 July 2015.
Health workers are crucial for ensuring access to high quality and cost-effective care. Current projects analyse different aspects of health workforce policy, including how countries can improve their health workforce planning, what policymakers can do to ensure that doctors practice where they are most needed, and whether health workers put their skills to effective use in their jobs.
Download data on health expenditure, health care resources, health care activities, mortality, and risk factors. Latest data in Excel format from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, November 2014 edition.
Statistics on biotechnology firms, biotechnology R&D (including public sector expenditures), biotech applications and patents.
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.
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) collects aid flows at activity level based on a standard methodology and agreed definitions. Aid to Health is covered by two main sectors; 1.Aid to Health - General and Basic Health, and, 2. Population Policies/Programmes and Reproductive Health - includes HIV/AIDS.