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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.
OECD Study of Cross-National Differences in the Treatment, Costs and Outcomes of Ischaemic Heart Disease
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- Pierre Moïse1, Stéphane Jacobzone1
- Author Affiliations
- 1: OECD, France
- 22 Apr 2003
- Bibliographic information
- The Ageing-Related Diseases study compares treatment trends and health outcomes on a disease-by-disease basis. Most of the day-to-day decisions that determine health care system performance are made in treating specific diseases. Therefore, the ARD’s bottom-up approach to comparing health care system performance at the disease level, rather than the more common top-down approach, goes to the heart of health care system performance. This paper presents such an analysis for ischaemic heart disease.
- There is considerable variation in treatment trends for the same diseases across countries and much of this variation can be explained by differences in structural characteristics of health care systems. A disease-level analysis begins with an examination of these characteristics: the economic incentives, policies and regulations that affect individual providers’ decisions for treating a specific disease, defining a particular health care system’s approach. In order to properly assess ...
- JEL Classification:
- I10: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / General
- I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Government Policy ; Regulation ; Public Health
- I19: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Other