The Portuguese National Health Service has responded well to financial pressure, successfully balancing the twin priorities of financial consolidation and continuous quality improvement, according to this new OECD report.
Total health spending accounted for 9.5% of GDP in Portugal in 2012, slightly above the OECD average of 9.3%.
This policy profile on education in Portugal is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series will result in a biannual publication (first volume due in 2015).
This document sets out when Portugal joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.