Health at a Glance 2013
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Health at a Glance 2013

OECD Indicators

This seventh 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 health costs, health activities and health results of health systems. Key health indicators provide information on health status including suicide and life expectancy, the determinants of health, health care activities and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries. Each health 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 health data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

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Excess mortality is a ratio of the mortality rate for patients with a mental disorder compared with the mortality rate of the general population. A ratio value that is greater than one implies that people with mental disorders face a higher risk of death than the rest of the population.

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