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The quality of care in Norway is generally excellent, as illustrated by the survival rates of patients admitted to the hospital following a heart attack (AMI) or stroke, or after diagnosis for different types of cancer. Norway remains one of the biggest health spenders in the OECD; in 2013, Norway spent more public money on health than any other OECD country.
In 2014, Norway provided USD 5 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.99% of gross national income (GNI) and a 4.3% decrease in real terms from 2013. Norway is the third largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the eighth largest donor by 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.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Norway’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) system has experienced a strong expansion over the last decade. More children than ever are enrolled in its kindergartens.
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Norway has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
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Norge har lykkes i å redusere dødeligheten forårsaket av hjerte- og karsykdommer.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Norway identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
Norway has taken some good initiatives to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but needs to establish overarching policies and strategies, and address significant weaknesses in a number of key areas, according to a new report by the Financial Action Task Force.
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Excellent population health status and good outcomes associated with acute care reflect a high-performing health system in Norway. Norway’s good health system comes at a cost – Norway’s per capita health expenditure is the highest in Europe.