The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.
This report examines how countries perform in their ability to prevent, manage and treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. Since 1960, overall CVD mortality rates have fallen by over 60%, but these improvements are not evenly spread across OECD countries.
This forum provided a unique opportunity to discuss how to design and implement co-ordinated health and employment policies to support workers with mental ill-health keep and find new quality jobs.
There is a rising concern in OECD countries about the expected growth in the burden of chronic diseases. This project is primarily focused on whether efforts should be made to prevent non-communicable diseases rather than treating and managing them.
OECD Health Care Quality Reviews seek to examine what works and what does not work in different countries, both to benchmark the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve their health system.
Dementia is a devastating condition for the people affected, their family and friends, and for health systems. Through its global reach and ability to bring together government and non-government perspectives, OECD is in a unique position to face up to the challenge.
Most of the work on health is carried out by the Health Division of the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. This brochure describes the health division activities and good practices on current health issues.