Health at a Glance

Frequency :
Biennial
ISSN :
1999-1312 (online)
ISSN :
1995-3992 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19991312
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Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in indicators of health status and health risks, as well as in the inputs and outputs of health systems.

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Health at a Glance 2007

Health at a Glance 2007

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Publication Date :
13 Nov 2007
Pages :
198
ISBN :
9789264041318 (PDF) ; 9789264027329 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/health_glance-2007-en

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This 2007 edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in indicators of health status and health risks, as well as in the inputs and outputs of health systems. For the first time, this publication also includes a chapter on new comparable indicators of quality of care, showing variations across countries in measures such as survival rates after heart attack, stroke and cancer. Each indicator in the book is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the key findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator. A statistical annex provides additional information for most indicators, often presenting time series going as far back as 1960. This publication takes as its main basis OECD Health Data 2007 database. The publication also includes StatLinks, URLs linking tables and charts via the internet to Excel® spreadsheet files containing the underlying data.

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Introduction
Chapter 1. Demographic and Economic Context
-1.1. Total population and population structure
-1.2. Fertility rates
-1.3. Gross domestic product and income inequality
Chapter 2. Health Status
-2.1. Life expectancy at birth
-2.2. Life expectancy at age 65
-2.3. Premature mortality
-2.4. Mortality from heart disease and stroke
-2.5. Mortality from cancer
-2.6. Mortality from road accidents
-2.7. Suicide
-2.8. Infant mortality
-2.9. Infant health: low birth weight
-2.10. Dental health among children
-2.11. Perceived health status
-2.12. AIDS incidence
Chapter 3. Non-medical Determinants of Health
-3.1. Tobacco consumption
-3.2. Alcohol consumption
-3.3. Overweight and obesity
Chapter 4. Health Care Resources and Utilisation
-4.1. Medical and nursing graduates
-4.2. Practising physicians
-4.3. Practising nurses
-4.4. Remuneration of health professionals (physicians and nurses)
-4.5. Acute care hospital beds, availability and occupancy rates
-4.6. Long-term care beds in hospitals and nursing homes
-4.7. Medical technologies
-4.8. Consultations with doctors
-4.9. Hospital discharges
-4.10. Average length of stay in hospitals
-4.11. Cardio-vascular procedures
-4.12. Treatment of renal failure (dialysis and kidney transplants)
-4.13. Caesarean sections
-4.14. Cataract surgeries, ambulatory and inpatient
-4.15. Pharmaceutical consumption
Chapter 5. Health Expenditure and Financing
-5.1. Health expenditure per capita
-5.2. Health expenditure in relation to gross domestic product (GDP)
-5.3. Health expenditure by function
-5.4. Pharmaceutical expenditure
-5.5. Financing of health care
-5.6. Health insurance coverage (public and private)
Chapter 6. Quality of Care
-Introduction
-Care for acute conditions
-6.1. In-hospital case-fatality rate following acute myocardial infarction
-6.2. In-hospital case-fatality rate following stroke
-Care for cancer
-6.3. Survival for colorectal cancer.
-6.4. Survival and screening for breast cancer
-6.5. Survival and screening for cervical cancer
-Care for chronic conditions
-6.6. Avoidable hospital admission and mortality rate for asthma
-6.7. Annual eye exams for diabetics
-Care for communicable diseases
-6.8. Influenza vaccination for elderly people
-6.9. Childhood vaccination programmes
Bibliography
Annex A. Statistical Annex
Annex B. Definition of Health Expenditure and Methodological Noteson Data Comparability
Annex C. List of Variables in OECD Health Data 2007
Annex D. Disease and Injury Categories and ICD Codes