OECD Health Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-2015 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/18152015
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD. Authorship is usually collective, but principal writers are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language - English or French - with a summary in the other.
 

Mortality Amenable to Health Care in 31 OECD Countries

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Auteur(s):
Juan G. Gay, Valérie Paris1, Marion Devaux1, Michael de Looper1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OCDE, France

Date de publication
31 jan 2011
Bibliographic information
N°:
55
Pages
40
DOI
10.1787/5kgj35f9f8s2-en

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This study assesses the potential of the concept of "mortality amenable to health care" as an indicator of outcome for health care systems. It presents estimates of the mortality amenable to health care in 31 OECD countries for the period 1997-2007. It measures the sensitivity of this indicator to the list of death causes considered to be "amenable to care" by comparing results obtained from two leading lists. It then presents the advantages of this indicator over indicators of general mortality, as well as its limitations.
Classification JEL:
  • I10: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / General
  • I12: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health Production