Health policies and data

OECD Health Statistics 2023




The 2024 edition of the online database OECD Health Statistics will be released early July, in the new dissemination platform OECD Data Explorer

The online database OECD Health Statistics 2023 has been released on July 3, 2023
The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems. 

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Health Expenditure and Financing

Health Status

Non-Medical Determinants of Health

Healthcare Resources 

Health Workforce Migration

Healthcare Utilisation

Healthcare Quality Indicators

Pharmaceutical Market

Long-term Care Resources and Utilisation

Social Protection

Demographic References

Economic References

Key results

Based on the latest estimates, the average OECD health expenditure to GDP ratio declined from a peak of 9.7% at the height of the pandemic in 2021 to 9.2% in 2022.

The share of GDP going to health remains above the pre-pandemic level of 8.8% even if in 11 OECD countries the ratio in 2022 is expected to have fallen below 2019 pre-pandemic levels.

Looking at country level data, the health expenditure to GDP ratio remained by far the highest in the USA at 16.6% in 2022, followed by Germany at 12.7% and France at 12.1%. A further 14 high-income countries, including Canada and Japan, all spent more than 10% of their GDP on healthcare in 2022.

In many Central and Eastern European OECD countries, as well as in Latin American OECD countries, spending on health accounted for between 6 9% of their GDP. Finally health expenditure as a share of GDP was below 6% in Mexico, Luxembourg and Türkiye.

Sources and Methodology List of indicators

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The full list of indicators available in the online database, in English and in French




Avoidable mortality 


The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems. OECD Health Statistics and Health at a Glance are, respectively, the leading statistical database and publication for international comparisons of health and health systems. They help policy makers, researchers, journalists and citizens compare the performance of health systems across OECD and partner countries.

Health Expenditure: A System of Health Accounts (SHA) 

Access the latest data and main comparative tables and charts on health expenditure.

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Healthcare Quality and Outcomes

The HCQO project compares the quality of health services in different countries. Access data on the following topics: Primary Care, Prescribing in Primary Care, Acute Care, Mental Healthcare, Patient Safety, Cancer Care and Patient Experiences.

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Health at a Glance

This series of key statistical publications provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries.
The latest issues include Health at a Glance 2023: OECD IndicatorsHealth at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2023Health at a Glance: Europe 2022 - State of Health in the EU Cycle, and Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2022. Access the PDF versions or web books for those publications, and the full data sets through StatLinks, free of charge.

Also, access the EU Country Cancer Profiles 2023 released in February 2023, as well as the Country Health Profiles 2023, released in December 2023 as part of the State of Health in the EU Cycle.

In addition, the OECD analyses health system performance through policy projects.


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