28/10/2015 - The OECD will launch Health at a Glance 2015 on Wednesday 4 November at 11.00 CET. The report provides international comparisons of health status, risk factors to health, health expenditure, access to care and quality of care. For the first time, the 2015 edition also includes a set of dashboard indicators summarising the comparative performance of OECD countries on these different dimensions of population health status and health system performance.
Mark Pearson, Deputy-Director of the OECD’s Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate will present the report’s findings on the same day at an event co-hosted with The Nuffield Trust in London. The event is open to media and starts at 09.45 local time. To register, journalists are invited to email Spencer Wilson.
The following media events are also planned (all times local):
Berlin – 10:00 a.m. (under embargo) on Monday 2 November – briefing with Stefan Kapferer, OECD Deputy Secretary-General, at the OECD Berlin Centre, Schumannstrasse 10 D-10117. To register, contact Antonie Kerwien (tel. + 49 220.127.116.11.41).
Tokyo – 17:00 (under embargo) on Monday 2 November – videoconference with Francesca Colombo, Head of OECD Health Division, at the OECD Tokyo Centre. To register, journalists should contact Naoko Kawaguchi at the OECD Tokyo Centre (+81 3 5532 0022).
Paris – 13.00 (under embargo) on Tuesday 3 November – briefing with Francesca Colombo, Head of OECD Health Division, and Gaetan Lafortune, OECD health expert, at OECD headquarters. To register, journalists should contact Caroline Tourrier of the OECD Media Division (+ 33 1 45 24 80 99).
Requests to receive OECD Health at a Glance 2015 under embargo by e-mail ahead of release time should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.