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Health at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicators (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264121881)

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This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries.   Each indicator in the book is presented in a user‐friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.


List of Acronyms

1. Health Status

‐1.1. Life expectancy at birth

‐1.2. Premature mortality

‐1.3. Mortality from heart disease and stroke

‐1.4. Mortality from cancer

‐1.5. Mortality from transport accidents

‐1.6. Suicide

‐1.7. Infant mortality

‐1.8. Infant health: Low birth weight

‐1.9. Perceived health status

‐1.10. Diabetes prevalence and incidence

‐1.11. Cancer incidence

‐1.12. AIDS incidence and HIV prevalence

2. Non‐medical Determinants of Health

‐2.1. Tobacco consumption among adults

‐2.2. Alcohol consumption among adults

‐2.3. Overweight and obesity among adults

‐2.4. Overweight and obesity among children

3. Health Workforce

‐3.1. Employment in the health and social sectors

‐3.2. Medical doctors

‐3.3. Medical graduates

‐3.4. Remuneration of doctors (general practitioners and specialists)

‐3.5. Gynaecologists and obstetricians, and midwives

‐3.6. Psychiatrists

‐3.7. Nurses

‐3.8. Nursing graduates

‐3.9. Remuneration of nurses

4. Health Care Activities

‐4.1. Consultations with doctors

‐4.2. Medical technologies

‐4.3. Hospital beds

‐4.4. Hospital discharges

‐4.5. Average length of stay in hospitals

‐4.6. Cardiac procedures (coronary angioplasty)

‐4.7. Hip and knee replacement

‐4.8. Treatment of renal failure (dialysis and kidney transplants)

‐4.9. Caesarean sections

‐4.10. Cataract surgeries

‐4.11. Pharmaceutical consumption

5. Quality of Care

Care for chronic conditions

‐5.1. Avoidable admissions: Respiratory diseases

‐5.2. Avoidable admissions: Uncontrolled diabetes

Care for acute exacerbation of chronic conditions

‐5.3. In‐hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction

‐5.4. In‐hospital mortality following stroke

Patient safety

‐5.5. Obstetric trauma

‐5.6. Procedural or postoperative complications

Care for mental disorders

5.7. Unplanned hospital re‐admissions for mental disorders

Cancer care

‐5.8. Screening, survival and mortality for cervical cancer

‐5.9. Screening, survival and mortality for breast cancer

‐5.10. Survival and mortality for colorectal cancer

Care for communicable diseases

‐5.11. Childhood vaccination programmes

‐5.12. Influenza vaccination for older people

6. Access to Care

‐6.1. Unmet health care needs

‐6.2. Coverage for health care

‐6.3. Burden of out‐of‐pocket health expenditure

‐6.4. Geographic distribution of doctors

‐6.5. Inequalities in doctor consultations

‐6.6. Inequalities in dentist consultations

‐6.7. Inequalities in cancer screening

‐6.8. Waiting times

7. Health Expenditure and Financing

‐7.1. Health expenditure per capita

‐7.2. Health expenditure in relation to GDP

‐7.3. Health expenditure by function

‐7.4. Pharmaceutical expenditure

‐7.5. Financing of health care

‐7.6. Trade in health services (medical tourism)

8. Long‐term Care

‐8.1. Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at age 65

‐8.2. Self‐reported health and disability at age 65

‐8.3. Prevalence and economic burden of dementia

‐8.4. Recipients of long‐term care

‐8.5. Informal carers

‐8.6. Long‐term care workers

‐8.7. Long‐term care beds in institutions and hospitals

‐8.8. Long‐term care expenditure


Annex A. Additional Information on Demographic and Economic Context, Health System Characteristics, and Health Expenditure and Financing

Annex B. Data Sources for Non‐OECD Countries

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2011-11-01

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