Health at a Glance 2015

OECD indicators

logooecd_enHealth at a Glance 2015 presents cross‑country comparisons of the health status of populations and the performance of health systems in OECD countries, candidate countries and key emerging economies.

This edition offers two new features: a set of dashboard indicators on health outcomes and health systems (presented in Chapter 1), which summarise the comparative performance of OECD countries; and a special chapter on recent trends in pharmaceutical spending across OECD countries. The key findings of this publication are as follows.

  • New drugs will push up pharmaceutical spending unless policy adapts
  • Life expectancy continues to rise, but widespread differences persist across countries
  • The number of doctors and nurses has never been higher in OECD countries
  • Out-of-pocket spending remains a barrier to accessing care
  • Too many lives are still lost because quality of care is not improving fast enough

Find the whole report here.

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Compare your country

Select your topic and compare on key indicators with OECD and G20 countries. If you are interested you can find more information here

About the OECD

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals. Find the website here. 

Tip: More up to date information can be found online in the Education Database »medicine & health«.




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