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Health at a Glance 2013
OECD Indicators
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  05 Dec 2013
Pages: 212 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264200715 , OECD Code: 812013161P1
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Other languages:  Japanese (Distributed by another publisher) French (Available)
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format

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  • Description

    This seventh edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries.   Each health indicator in the book is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations in health care across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the health data, and a methodological box on the definition of the health indicators and any limitations in data comparability.

    Table of contents:

    Executive summary
    Readerís guide
    1.  Health Status 
    Life expectancy at birth
    -Life expectancy by sex and education level
    -Mortality from cardiovascular diseases
    -Mortality from cancer
    -Mortality from transport accidents
    -Infant mortality
    -Infant health: low birth weight
    -Perceived health status
    -Diabetes prevalence and incidence
    2.  Non-Medical Determinants of Health
    -Smoking and alcohol consumption among children
    -Overweight and obesity among children
    -Fruit and vegetable consumption among children
    -Physical activity among children
    -Tobacco consumption among adults
    -Alcohol consumption among adults
    -Overweight and obesity among adults
    -Fruit and vegetable consumption among adults
    3. Health Workforce
    -Doctors (overall number)
    -Doctors by age, sex and category
    -Gynaecologists and obstetricians, and midwives
    -Psychiatrists and mental health nurses
    -Medical graduates
    -Remuneration of doctors (GPs and specialists)
    -Nursing graduates
    -Remuneration of nurses
    4. Health Care Services
    -Consultations with doctors
    -Medical technologies
    -Hospital beds
    -Hospital discharges
    -Average length of stay in hospitals
    -Cardiac procedures
    -Hip and knee replacement
    -Caesarean sections
    -Cataract surgeries
    -Pharmaceutical consumption
    -Pharmaceutical generic market share
    5. Quality of Care
    Primary care
    -Avoidable hospital admissions
    -Prescribing in primary care
    Acute care (for cardiovascular disease)
    -Mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
    -Mortality following stroke
    Patient safety
    -Surgical complications
    -Obstetric trauma
    Care for mental disorders
    -Unplanned hospital re-admissions for patients with mental disorders
    -Excess mortality for mental disorders
    Cancer care
    -Screening, survival and mortality for cervical cancer
    -Screening, survival and mortality for breast cancer
    - Survival and mortality for colorectal cancer
    Care for communicable diseases
    -Childhood vaccination programme
    -Influenza vaccination for elderly people
    Patient experience
    -Patient experience with ambulatory care
    6. Access to Care 
    -Coverage for health care
    -Out-of-pocket medical expenditure
    -Geographic distribution of doctors
    -Inequalities in doctor consultations
    -Inequalities in dentist consultations
    -Inequalities in cancer screening
    -Waiting times for elective surgery
    7. Health Expenditure and Financing 
    -Health expenditure per capita
    -Health expenditure in relation to GDP
    -Health expenditure by function
    -Pharmaceutical expenditure
    -Expenditure by disease and age
    -Financing of health care
    -Trade in health services
    8. Ageing and Long-Term Care
    -Demographic trends
    -Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at age 65
    -Self-reported health and disability at age 65
    -Dementia prevalence
    -Recipients of long-term care
    -Informal carers
    -Long-term care workers
    -Long-term care beds in institutions and hospitals
    -Long-term care expenditure 
    Annex A. Additional information on demographic and economic context, and health expenditure and financing

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