OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Finland examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects; examines what could be done to restart economic growth and includes a more detailed analysis of health care in Finland.
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Executive Summary Assessment and recommendations -Finland is being hit by the renewed global economic slowdown -Fiscal policy has been prudent but long-term fiscal challenges remain -Restarting the growth engine is becoming urgent with the drastic drop in productivity -Greater efficiency and equity in the health care system would lower fiscal costs and improve health outcomes -Bibliography -Annex A1. Progress in structural reform Chapter 1.Restarting the growth engine -Finlandís strong productivity performance started to weaken before the recession -Rigidities hamper structural transformation and thus slow productivity growth -Further deregulation, opening of markets and more competition would benefit especially service sector productivity -Policies bearing on entrepreneurship, innovation, investment and R&D could be more efficient -Bibliography Chapter 2.Enhancing efficiency and reducing inequalities in health care -Health reform ranks high in the Finnish policy agenda -The performance of the Finnish health care system has been mixed overall -The highly decentralised health care system with multiple tracks and parallel financing contributes to inequality and inefficiency -Policies to improve efficiency and equality while ensuring long-term sustainability -Bibliography -Annex 2.A1. Some stylised facts about life satisfaction in Finland