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Health at a Glance 2015

OECD Indicators

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This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of health systems in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). Compared with the previous edition, this new edition includes a new set of dashboards of health indicators to summarise in a clear and user-friendly way the relative strengths and weaknesses of OECD countries on different key indicators of health and health system performance, and also a special focus on the pharmaceutical sector. This edition also contains new indicators on health workforce migration and on the quality of health care.

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Health expenditure by function

Spending on inpatient care and outpatient care combined covers the major part of health expenditure across OECD countries – almost two-thirds of current health expenditure on average in 2013 (). A further 20% of health spending was allocated to medical goods (mainly pharmaceuticals), while 12% went towards long-term care and the remaining 6% on collective services, such as public health and prevention services as well as administration.

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