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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Remuneration of nurses

On average across OECD countries, the remuneration of hospital nurses was slightly above the average wage of all workers in 2017. In most countries, their remuneration was in the range of being about 10% lower than the average wage to 20% higher. However, in some countries like Lithuania and Latvia, nurses earn much less than the average wage of all workers, while in other countries like Chile, Mexico, Israel and Luxembourg, they earn much more (). .

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