Abstract:This edition of Health at a Glance introduces a chapter on access to health care, building on recent OECD work in this area (de Looper and Lafortune, 2009). Ensuring adequate access to essential health care services on the basis of individual need is an important health policy goal in all OECD countries. Monitoring health care access is, therefore, an important dimension in assessing the performance of health care systems.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: December 1, 2009