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Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on population health and health system performance. This Country Note shows how the Slovak Republic compares to other OECD countries across indicators in the report.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microbes to resist antimicrobials - remains an alarming global health threat that jeopardises the effectiveness of many 20th century public health advances. In recent years, the Slovak Republic made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.
The tax wedge for the average single worker in the Slovak Republic increased by 0.1 percentage points from 41.5% in 2021 to 41.6% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
Slovakia’s ambitious recovery and resilience plan, supported by the EU, will boost the recovery and growth, but supply chain disruptions and a low vaccination rate continue to pose risks.
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People in the Slovak Republic consume on average 11.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.3 bottles of wine or 4.3 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in the Slovak Republic, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How’s life? 2020.
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Slovakia - Country Health Profiles 2019: Launch presentation. The Country Health Profiles provide a concise and policy-relevant overview of health and health systems in the EU/European Economic area, emphasizing the particular characteristics and challenges in each country against a backdrop of cross-country comparisons.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.