While many countries have invested in the production of health technology assessment, evidence about its use in decision making is limited. This report analyses the barriers to, and facilitators of, evidence-based decision making in OECD health-care systems.
The number of broadband subscriptions throughout the OECD continued to increase in the first half of 2005 from 119 million to 137 million. Broadband penetration in the OECD grew by 15% in the first half of the year to 11.8 subscribers per 100 inhabitants. As penetration grows, broadband providers in the OECD increasingly are offering voice and video services over this platform.
This workshop brought together a wide range of stakeholders, including officials of regulatory agencies, representatives of relevant regional or international organizations, researchers, patients’ organizations and representative from industry.