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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Mortality from transport accidents

Worldwide, an estimated 1.3 million people are killed in transport accidents each year, most of which are due to road traffic accidents. Globally, road transport accidents account for 0.5% of deaths among women aged 15-45 but over 10% for men in this age group (Lozano et al., 2012). In OECD countries, 107 000 lives were lost due to transport accidents in 2011. Seventy-four per cent of these fatalities occurred among men. The largest number of road transport accidents occurs among younger age groups with the risk of dying due to a road accident peaking at ages 15-24 (Walls et al., 2012; OECD/ITF, 2013).

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