OECD Health Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-2015 (online)
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.
 

Health Systems Institutional Characteristics

A Survey of 29 OECD Countries You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Valérie Paris1, Marion Devaux1, Lihan Wei1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
28 Apr 2010
Bibliographic information
No.:
50
Pages
141
DOI
10.1787/5kmfxfq9qbnr-en

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In 2008, the OECD launched a survey to collect information on the health systems characteristics of member countries. This paper presents the informaton provided by 29 of these countries in 2009. It describes country-specific arrangements to organise the population coverage against health risks and the financing of health spending. It depicts the organisation of health care delivery, focusing on the public/private mix of health care provision, provider payment schemes, user choice and competition among providers, as well as the regulation of heallth care suppply and prices. Finally, this document provides information on governnance and resource allocation in health systems (decentralisation in decisionmaking, nature of budget constraints and priority setting).
JEL Classification:
  • I1: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health
  • I10: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / General
  • I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health