Health workers are crucial for ensuring access to high quality care for the whole population. The OECD advises countries on how to meet future demand for health professionals and how to manage the supply of health workers, by reviewing policies related to education and training, continuous professional development, geographic distribution and immigration.
Estimates for 2016 suggest that health spending across the OECD continued to rise at a steady pace. Average growth was around 2.3% in real terms, down on pre-crisis levels but in line with average economic growth across the OECD.
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Download this selection of key indicators from OECD Health Statistics 2017, in Excel. 2017 version updated on 30 June 2017.
The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems.
OECD Health Statistics 2017 is the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. All datasets were updated on 30 June 2017, except for Pharmaceutical Market and Health Care Quality Indicators, which will both be updated in November 2017.
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 Health Division is releasing a new series to highlight its work on health policies and data. A new graph will be available each month.
Health Systems Characteristics 2012: Published results from the 2012 round of data collection.
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.
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.