The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems.
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.
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 2014 (previously OECD Health Data) is the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. Some key data series have been updated in November 2014.
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Download this selection of key indicators from OECD Health Statistics 2014, in Excel. Updated November 2014.
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.
In 2012, health spending starts to rise but remains weak in Europe, after the dramatic slowdown in growth in 2010 as a result of the economic crisis. Recent trends reinforce the on-going concerns regarding the adequacy of financial resources for health care and the way that those resources are used.
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.
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This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems.