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Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on population health and health system performance. This Country Note shows how Spain compares to other OECD countries across indicators in the report.
Strong government support to businesses and households has helped Spain weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and of rising energy and food prices brought by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Policy should now focus on rebuilding fiscal space, raising productivity and reducing social disparities, including by creating more opportunities for young people.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microbes to resist antimicrobials - remains an alarming global health threat that jeopardises the effectiveness of many 20th century public health advances. In recent years, Spain made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.
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La resistencia a los antimicrobianos (RAM) - la capacidad de los microbios para resistir a los agentes antimicrobianos - sigue siendo una alarmante amenaza para la salud mundial que pone en peligro la eficacia de muchos avances del siglo XX en materia de salud pública. En los últimos años, España ha realizado importantes avances en la lucha contra la RAM. Sin embargo, es necesario seguir avanzando.
The tax wedge for the average single worker in Spain remained unchanged at 39.5% in 2021 and 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
Since the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention entered into force over 20 years ago, Spain has successfully convicted only two individuals in one foreign bribery case, and has not convicted a single company. Spain continues to close cases prematurely.
The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Spain increased by 1.6 percentage points from 36.7% in 2020 to 38.4% in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.