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Health at a Glance 2013

OECD Indicators

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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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Doctors (overall number)

The number of doctors per capita varies widely across OECD and emerging countries. In 2011, Greece had by far the highest number of doctors per capita (6.1 per 1 000 population), followed by the Russian Federation and Austria. Chile, Turkey and Korea had the lowest number of doctors per capita among OECD countries, with around two doctors per 1 000 population. This compares with an OECD average of just over three doctors per 1 000 population. The number of doctors per capita is much lower in some emerging countries, with less than one doctor per 1 000 population in Indonesia, India and South Africa ().

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