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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Air pollution and extreme temperatures

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of present and future generations. It is linked to different types of environment distress, including air pollution and extreme temperatures. Air pollution is already a major cause of death and disability today, and its future impact is likely to be even greater without adequate policy action. Projections have estimated that outdoor air pollution may cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year worldwide by 2060, and cost 1% of global GDP as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output (OECD, 2015[1]).

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