Health at a Glance 2017

OECD Indicators

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This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics, unless otherwise stated.

This edition contains a range of new indicators, particularly on risk factors for health. It also places greater emphasis on time trend analysis. Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, this edition offers snapshots and dashboard indicators that summarise the comparative performance of countries, and a special chapter on the main factors driving life expectancy gains.

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Health expenditure in relation to GDP

How much a country spends on health care over time relative to spending on all other goods and services in the economy can be down to both growth in health spending itself as well as how well the economy is performing overall. In 2016, health spending is estimated to have accounted for 9.0% of GDP on average across OECD countries, largely unchanged in recent years. This comes after a period of health spending growth above that of the overall economy in the 1990s and 2000s that saw health expenditure as a share of GDP rise sharply in many OECD countries.

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