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  • 24-November-2023

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    Antimicrobial Resistance

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex issue of global concern with potentially dramatic health and economic consequences. The OECD provides a forum for discussion and provide countries with the evidence to implement effective and cost-effective policies to tackle AMR, promote effective use of antimicrobials and incentivise research and development in the antibiotic sector.

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  • 24-November-2023

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    Digital health

    OECD work covers digital strategy, health data governance, health workforce policy, telemedicine/telehealth and artificial intelligence, among other topics.

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  • 24-November-2023

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    Health Working Papers

    The OECD Health Working Papers series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD.

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  • 15-November-2023

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    Social protection for older people with long-term care needs

    The OECD framework for comparing social protection for LTC across countries makes it possible to estimate the financial costs that older people face, and the protection they receive, in different scenarios of LTC needs, and for any level of income and wealth.

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  • 14-November-2023

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    OECD Health Statistics 2023

    The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems. OECD Health Statistics 2023 is the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. All online datasets have been updated on July 3, 2023.

  • 8-November-2023

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    Health Expenditure

    Latest OECD estimates point to average health expenditure growth of 5% in 2020, driven by the exceptionally high growth in spending by government and compulsory schemes (+8.1%) in response to the additional needs to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Preliminary estimates for a group of 17 countries suggest that health spending increased by around 6% on average in 2021, according to OECD Health Statistics 2022, released in July 2022.

  • 8-November-2023

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    Health Workforce

    Health workers are crucial for ensuring access to high quality care for the whole population. The OECD advises countries on how to meet future demand for health professionals and how to manage the supply of health workers, by reviewing policies related to education and training, continuous professional development, geographic distribution and immigration.

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  • 7-November-2023

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    Universal Health Coverage

    Universal Health Coverage is about everyone having access to good quality health services without suffering financial hardship. Although most OECD countries offer all their citizens affordable access to a comprehensive package of health services, they face challenges in sustaining and enhancing such universal systems.

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  • 7-November-2023

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    Healthcare Quality and Outcomes Indicators

    Healthcare quality is a core dimension of health system performance. The Healthcare Quality and Outcomes programme aims to develop and report indicators for international comparisons of healthcare quality.

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  • 7-November-2023

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    Healthcare Quality and Outcomes

    Providing patients with care that is safe, effective and responsive to patient needs is now recognised as the foremost objective of health systems in all OECD countries. We measure quality of care and help governments identify the drivers of high-quality care as the cornerstone of quality improvement.

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