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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Doctors (by age, sex and category)

In 2019, more than one‑third of all doctors in OECD countries were over 55 years of age, up from one‑fifth in 2000 (). The share of doctors over 55 increased in all countries between 2000 and 2019, although this share has stabilised in some countries, with the entry of many new young doctors in the profession in recent years and the progressive retirement of the baby-boom generation of doctors.

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