OECD to present new work on health spending in Brussels on 26 June 2013


19/06/2013-Public spending on health and long-term care has been rising faster than GDP in the OECD area for several decades. New OECD research suggests that the upward trend now also extends to major emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa.


The OECD will present new research assessing health and long-term care expenditures over the next 50 years on Wednesday 26 June, from 12:00 p.m., during an event hosted by Bruegel in Brussels.


Public Spending on Health and Long-term Care: A New Set of Projections will be presented by Joaquim Oliveira Martins, head of the regional policy development division of the OECD’s governance directorate, and Christine de La Maisonneuve, statistician in the structural policy analysis division of the OECD Economics Department.


Following the presentation, a panel will discuss the challenges arising from the projected health care spending for public finances and how they can be addressed. The OECD experts will be joined by:

  • Rodrigo Moreno-Serra, Imperial College’s Centre for Health Policy
  • William Dorling, Director of International Policy, Pfizer
  • Christoph Schwierz, European Commission Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs

A lunch will be served at the end of the event, from 1:45 p.m. To confirm your participation, contact Bruegel.


The event will take place at Bruegel's offices on Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels.


Requests for interviews or advance copies of the report should be directed to Lawrence Speer (, tel. +33 1 45 24 79 70) or the OECD Media Office (, tel. +33 1 45 24 97 00).



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