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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Inequalities in cancer screening

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in OECD countries, responsible for 26% of all deaths in 2011. The early detection of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers through screening programmes has contributed to increased survival rates over the past five years (see to ), and many countries have opted to make screening widely available. In most countries, more than half of women in the target age groups have had a recent mammogram, and a pelvic exam or Pap smear (see and ).

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