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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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Medical graduates

The number of new medical graduates in a given year reflects to a large extent government decisions taken a few years earlier on the number of students admitted in medical schools (so-called numerus clausus policies). Since 2000, most OECD countries have increased the number of students admitted to medical education in response to concerns about current or possible future shortages of doctors (OECD, forthcoming), but large variations remain across countries.

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