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.

English Also available in: French, Spanish

Nursing graduates

Many OECD countries have taken steps over the past decade or so to increase the number of students admitted in nursing schools in response to concerns about current or possible future shortages of nurses (OECD, 2016). Nonetheless, there are wide variations across countries in training efforts of new nurses, which may be explained by: differences in the current number and age structure of the nursing workforce (and hence the replacement needs); in the capacity of nursing schools to take on more students; and the future employment prospects of nurses.

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