Policy Briefs


26-June-2013

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Public spending on health and long-term care: a new set of projections

This paper provides new projections of public spending on health and long-term care for OECD countries and the BRIICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa). Despite the inevitable uncertainty surrounding projections, they suggest a rapidly rising trend over the next 50 years.

17-June-2013

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

While the number of elderly people in need of care is projected to at least double, governments are struggling to deliver high-quality care to people facing reduced functional and cognitive capabilities. Based on a recent OECD and EC report, this policy brief looks at data and policies to measure quality in long-term care and drive standards of care up.

2-April-2013

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OECD Health Policy Brief - Report on Health Information Infrastructure

This Brief looks at the upcoming publication "Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure For Health Care Quality Governance" and argues that privacy-respectful uses of data for health, health care quality and health system performance monitoring and research must become widespread, regular activities.

30-June-2012

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Policy Brief: Obesity Update 2012

The obesity epidemic slowed down in several OECD countries during the past three years. Rates grew less that previously projected, or did not grow at all, according to new data from ten OECD countries. However, rates remain high and social disparities in obesity are unabated.

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20-February-2012

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Obesity Update 2012: Key facts - HUNGARY

Adult obesity rates in Hungary are amongst the highest in the OECD area, as well as child overweight.

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20-February-2012

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Obesity Update 2012: Indicateurs Clés - FRANCE

Les taux d’obésité en France sont parmi les plus bas de l’OCDE, mais ils ont augmenté de façon régulière.

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20-February-2012

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Obesity Update 2012: Indicateurs Clés - CANADA

Les taux d’obésité sont élevés au Canada relativement à la plupart des pays de l’OCDE, mais ils n’ont pas considérablement augmenté durant les 15 dernières années.

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20-February-2012

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Obesity Update 2012: Key facts - FRANCE

Obesity rates in France are among the lowest in the OECD, but have been increasing steadily.

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20-February-2012

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Obesity Update 2012: Key facts - KOREA

Obesity rates in Korea are among the lowest in the OECD.

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20-February-2012

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Obesity Update 2012: Key facts - ENGLAND

Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are the highest in Europe.

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