Health policies and data

OECD Health Statistics 2021




The online database OECD Health Statistics 2021 has been released on July 2nd, and updated in November following the release of Health at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators


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.


Access all datasets in the 2021 online database

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Health Expenditure and Financing

Health Status

Non-Medical Determinants of Health

Health Care Resources


Health Workforce Migration

Health Care Utilisation

Health Care Quality Indicators

Pharmaceutical Market

Long-term Care Resources and Utilisation

Social Protection

Demographic References

Economic References

Frequently Requested Data


A selection of key indicators in Excel, from the online database, released on November 19, 2021.

Key Results

Note: Based on 16 countries providing preliminary estimates of health spending for 2020.

 Avoidable mortality

Sources and Methodology List of indicators

Access the full information on Definitions, Sources and Methods, as available in OECD.Stat but from one single user-friendly document


The full list of indicators available in the online database, in English and in French


How to obtain this database

OECD Health Statistics 2021 can be accessed choosing from the following options:

• The database can be accessed via OECD.Stat
• Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the database via iLibrary, our online library
• Journalists may also contact the Media Relations Division at


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