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Health at a Glance 2011

OECD Indicators

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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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Introduction

Health at a Glance 2011 presents comparisons of key indicators of health and health systems across the 34 OECD countries, as well as for some major non-OECD economies. It includes, for the first time, a special chapter on long-term care. The indicators presented in this publication have been selected on the basis of their policy relevance and data availability and comparability. The data come mainly from official national statistics, unless otherwise indicated.

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