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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Patient experience with ambulatory care

Delivering health care that is responsive and patient-centred is playing a greater role in health care policy across OECD countries. Considering the health care user as a direct source of information is becoming more prevalent. Since the mid-1990s, there have been efforts to institutionalise measurement and monitoring of patient experiences. This empowers patients and the public, involves them in decisions on health care delivery and governance, and provides insight to the extent to which they are health-literate and have control over the treatment they receive

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