Health at a Glance 2021

OECD Indicators

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Health at a Glance provides a comprehensive set of indicators on population health and health system performance across OECD members and key emerging economies. These cover health status, risk factors for health, access to and quality of health care, and health resources. Analysis draws from the latest comparable official national statistics and other sources.

Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, an overview chapter summarises the comparative performance of countries and major trends. This edition also has a special focus on the health impact of COVID-19 in OECD countries, including deaths and illness caused by the virus, adverse effects on access and quality of care, and the growing burden of mental ill-health.

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Remuneration of doctors (general practitioners and specialists)

The remuneration level and structure for various categories of doctors affect the financial attractiveness of general practice and different specialities. Differences in remuneration levels of doctors across countries can also act as a “push” or “pull” factor when it comes to physician migration (OECD, 2019[12]). In many countries, governments can determine or influence the level and structure of physician remuneration by regulating their fees or by setting salaries when doctors are employed in the public sector.

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