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Growth in health spending per capita in real terms has been negative in Italy since 2011, with both public and private health spending showing continuous falls. Cuts in pharmaceutical spending have contributed to reductions in health spending. The rise in the share of the generic market has helped to reduce prices and spending on pharmaceuticals in Italy, but still the generic market share remains relatively low.
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La spesa sanitaria pro-capite in Italia è diminuita in termini reali a partire dal 2011. La diminuzione ha interessato sia la spesa pubblica che quella privata. La riduzione della spesa sanitaria è stata in parte il risultato di tagli alla spesa farmaceutica.
In 2014, Italy provided USD 3.3 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.16% of gross national income (GNI) and a 2.9% decrease in real terms from 2013. Italy is the 21st largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 12th largest donor in terms of volume.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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The OECD LEED Trento Centre organises a round-table session on "New and old social elevators: what floor to get off at and which to take?", on Saturday 30 May at 16.00, Trento (Italy).
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2015 OECD report "In it Together: Why less inequality benefits all".
OECD work and events related to Expo Milano 2015.
Today the OECD unveils its Better Life Index (BLI) in Italian. The BLI is an interactive online platform that offers important insights into how people perceive their own well-being and quality of life. For the first time, Italians will be able to access this instrument in their own language and find out how Italy compares to 35 other countries around the world across 11 dimensions of well-being.
To mark the launch of the OECD Better Life Index in Italian to coincide with Expo Milano 2015, read this article by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.