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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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Nursing graduates

On average across OECD countries in 2017, there were around 44 new nurse graduates per 100 000 population, with a range from around 14 in the Czech Republic and Mexico to about 100 in Switzerland and Korea (). This wide range may be explained by differences in the current number and age structure of the nursing workforce, in the capacity of nursing schools to take on more students, and in the future employment prospects of nurses.

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