• 28-June-2012

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    US health care system from an international perspective

    Data from OECD Health Data 2012 focusing on key US issues: why is the US health spending so high? Is US health spending higher due to higher prices or higher service provision? (or both?)? Is the quality of care better in the US? What are the trends in key risk factors to health in the US?

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  • 21-février-2012


    Mardi Gras : un bon jour pour parler d’obésité ?

    De plus en plus de gens sont en surpoids ou obèses dans les pays développés, les condamnant à des années de mauvaise santé et à une mort prématurée. Cependant, de nouvelles données de l'OCDE montrent que le taux d'obésité ralenti dans certains pays.

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  • 30-September-2009

    English, Excel, 376kb

    Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

    The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

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