Health at a Glance 2011
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Health at a Glance 2011

OECD Indicators

This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries.   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 major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

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Publication Date :
23 Nov 2011
DOI :
10.1787/health_glance-2011-en
 
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DOI :
10.1787/health_glance-2011-64-en

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All OECD countries use a mix of public and private sources to pay for health care, but to varying degrees. Public financing is confined to government revenues in countries where central and/or local governments are primarily responsible for financing health services directly (e.g. Spain and Norway). It comprises both general government revenues and social contributions in countries with social insurance-based funding (e.g. France and Germany). Private financing, on the other hand, covers households’ out-ofpocket payments (either direct or as co-payments), thirdparty payment arrangements effected through various forms of private health insurance, health services such as occupational health care directly provided by employers, and other direct benefits provided by charities and the like.
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