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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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Unplanned hospital re-admissions for patients with mental disorders

The burden of mental illness is substantial. Mental and behavioural disorders, including major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia accounted for 7.4% of healthy years lost due to disability worldwide in 2010. -Furthermore, the burden attributable for this group of diseases grew by 5.9% between 1990 and 2010, with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders among the major contributors to this growth (Murray et al., 2013).

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