Health at a Glance 2019

OECD Indicators

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Health at a Glance compares key indicators for population health and health system performance across OECD members, candidate and partner countries. It highlights how countries differ in terms of the health status and health-seeking behaviour of their citizens; access to and quality of health care; and the resources available for health. Analysis is based on the latest comparable data across 80 indicators, with data coming from official national statistics, unless otherwise stated.

Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, an overview chapter summarises the comparative performance of countries and major trends, including how much health spending is associated with staffing, access, quality and health outcomes. This edition also includes a special focus on patient-reported outcomes and experiences, with a thematic chapter on measuring what matters for people-centred health systems.

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Diabetes care

Effective management of diabetes remains a public health priority, with over 425 million people living with the condition worldwide. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the body’s ability to regulate excessive glucose levels in the blood is diminished. It is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease,blindness,kidney failure and lower limb amputation. Diabetes caused 4 million deaths in 2017, and it is projected that by 2045 over 629 million adults will have the condition (IDF, 2017[1]).

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