Following a brief pause after the economic crisis, health expenditure is rising again in most OECD countries. Yet, a considerable part of this health expenditure makes little or no contribution to improving people's health. In some cases, it even results in worse health outcomes. Countries could potentially spend significantly less on health care with no impact on health system performance, or on health outcomes. This report systematically reviews strategies put in place by countries to limit ineffective spending and waste. On the clinical front, preventable errors and low-value care are discussed. The operational waste discussion reviews strategies to obtain lower prices for medical goods and to better target the use of expensive inputs. Finally, the report reviews countries experiences in containing administrative costs and integrity violations in health.
Structural reforms are regularly assessed based on their ability to boost GDP per capita. This emphasis relies on the assumption that higher GDP per capita is systematically associated with rising living standards for the vast majority of citizens. This view is increasingly being challenged.
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Skill requirements in the labour market have significantly changed over the past two decades. The restructuring of the economy is making the labour market increasingly knowledge-based.
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This document describes and discusses a new supply side framework that quantifies the impact of structural reforms on per capita income in OECD countries.
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Summary Moldova - Youth Project
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Welcoming remarks given by Mr. Ryotaro Suzuki, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD at the Seventh Plenary PD-NR Meeting
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Kazakhstan Thematic Focus on Strategic Investment Fund by Mr. Dastan Umirbayev, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting Department, Ministry of National Economy, Republic of Kazakhstan
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FONSIS Contribution des secteurs minier, gazier et pétrolier au Plan Sénégal Emergent
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Bristol University Defining SIFs SDFs presentation given by Adam Dixon during session 6C at the 7th Plenary
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Tackling Revenue Leakages, Building on BEPS _Minerals Traded in Intermediate Forms given by Dan Devlin during session 6 of 7th Plenary PD-NR Meeting