Health policies and data

Health Update, June 2012


Health Update

June 2012
News about OECD work on health


OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Russian Federation 2012

Life expectancy fell sharply in Russia in the 1990s, to levels well below those in OECD countries. Recently, things have improved, as Russia reforms its health care, increases health spending, and tackles harmful use of alcohol and tobacco. This OECD review, to be released on 21st June, assesses how far Russia has gone in overhauling its health policies, and what else it should be doing to improve the health of its citizens.

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Diabetes Roadmap

Following the European Diabetes Leadership Forum (EDLF) which took place on 25-26 April 2012, the Copenhagen Roadmap presents practical and concrete initiatives to improve diabetes prevention, early detection and intervention, as well as management and control.

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OECD Health Data 2012

The OECD Health Database, to be released on 28 June 2012, offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool for health researchers and policy advisors in governments, the private sector and the academic community, to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health care systems.

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Just released

Improving Health Outcomes and System in Hungary - click to view the working paper
Coming soon

Economic Survey of the Netherlands, including a chapter on health, to be released on 13 June: go to Economic Surveys and Country Surveillance

OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Russian Federation 2012, out on 21 June, click here to read more

Working paper: Measuring and explaining disparities in health care utilisation:

Joint OECD and the Ministry of Health of Israel conference on Financing models of healthcare systems: 22-23 October 2012. For further information please contact:

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