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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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Hospital beds

The number of hospital beds provides a measurement of the resources available for delivering services to inpatients in hospitals. This section presents data on the number of overall hospital beds in 2000 and 2015 and for different types of care (curative care, rehabilitative care, long-term care and other functions). It also presents an indicator of bed occupancy rates over time, focussing on curative care beds.

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