Health at a Glance 2019

OECD Indicators

Health at a Glance compares key indicators for population health and health system performance across OECD members, candidate and partner countries. It highlights how countries differ in terms of the health status and health-seeking behaviour of their citizens; access to and quality of health care; and the resources available for health. Analysis is based on the latest comparable data across 80 indicators, with data coming from official national statistics, unless otherwise stated. Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, an overview chapter summarises the comparative performance of countries and major trends, including how much health spending is associated with staffing, access, quality and health outcomes. This edition also includes a special focus on patient-reported outcomes and experiences, with a thematic chapter on measuring what matters for people-centred health systems.

Published on November 07, 2019Also available in: French

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SUMMARIESavailable in 10 languages

English Health at a Glance 2019 (Summary in English)
French Panorama de la santé 2019
Spanish La salud de un vistazo 2019
German Gesundheit auf einen Blick 2019
Japanese 図表で見る医療2019年版
Italian Uno sguardo sulla salute
Chinese 2019年卫生概览
Korean 2019년 의료부문 개요
Portuguese Panorama da Saúde 2019
Russian Панорама здоровья 2019


Executive summary
Reader’s guide
Indicator overview: comparative performance of countries and major trends
Measuring what matters for people-centred health systems
Health status10 chapters available
Trends in life expectancy
Life expectancy by sex and education level
Main causes of mortality
Avoidable mortality (preventable and treatable)
Mortality from circulatory diseases
Cancer incidence and mortality
Chronic disease morbidity
Infant health
Mental health
Self-rated health
Risk factors for health7 chapters available
Smoking among adults
Alcohol consumption among adults
Opioids use
Diet and physical activity among adults
Overweight and obesity among adults
Overweight and obesity among children
Air pollution and extreme temperatures
Access to care7 chapters available
Population coverage for health care
Extent of health care coverage
Use of primary care services
Unmet need for health care
Financial hardship and out-of-pocket expenditure
Geographic distribution of doctors
Waiting times for elective surgery
Quality and outcomes of care14 chapters available
Safe primary care – prescribing
Safe acute care – surgical complications and health care-associated infections
Safe acute care – obstetric trauma
Avoidable hospital admissions
Diabetes care
Mortality following ischaemic stroke
Mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
Hip and knee surgery
Care for people with mental health disorders
Breast cancer outcomes
Screening and survival for colorectal cancer
Survival for other major cancers
Patient experiences of ambulatory care
Health expenditure9 chapters available
Health expenditure per capita
Health expenditure in relation to GDP
Prices in the health sector
Health expenditure by financing scheme
Public funding of health spending
Health expenditure by type of service
Health expenditure by provider
Capital expenditure in the health sector
Projections of health expenditure
Health workforce9 chapters available
Health and social care workforce
Doctors (overall number)
Doctors (by age, sex and category)
Remuneration of doctors (general practitioners and specialists)
Remuneration of nurses
Medical graduates
Nursing graduates
International migration of doctors and nurses
Health care activities7 chapters available
Consultations with doctors
Medical technologies
Hospital beds and discharge rates
Average length of stay in hospitals
Hip and knee replacement
Caesarean sections
Ambulatory surgery
Pharmaceutical sector5 chapters available
Pharmaceutical expenditure
Pharmacists and pharmacies
Pharmaceutical consumption
Generics and biosimilars
Research and development in the pharmaceutical sector
Ageing and long-term care11 chapters available
Demographic trends
Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at age 65
Self-rated health and disability at age 65 and over
Safe prescribing in older populations
Safe long-term care
Recipients of long-term care
Informal carers
Long-term care workers
Long-term beds in facilities and hospitals
Long-term care spending and unit costs
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