OECD Health Statistics 2020




The online database OECD Health Statistics 2020 has been released on July 1st


The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.


Access all datasets in the 2020 online database

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Health Expenditure and Financing

Health Status

Non-Medical Determinants of Health

Health Care Resources


Health Workforce Migration

Health Care Utilisation

Health Care Quality Indicators

Pharmaceutical Market

Long-term Care Resources and Utilisation

Social Protection

Demographic References

Economic References

Frequently Requested Data


A selection of key indicators in Excel, from the online database.

Key Results and Forthcoming Data


  • In 2019, before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, average health spending as a share of GDP across the OECD was around 8.8%. This figure has remained largely stable since 2009 as growth in health spending remained in line with overall economic growth since the last economic crisis.

  • At 17.0%, it is estimated that the United States spent the highest share of GDP on health in 2019, while Turkey allocated around 4.4% of its GDP in the same year.

Avoidable mortality

Sources and Methodology List of indicators

Access the full information on Definitions, Sources and Methods, as available in OECD.Stat but from one single user-friendly document


The full list of indicators available in the online database, in English and in French


How to obtain this database

OECD Health Statistics 2020 can be accessed choosing from the following options:

• The database can be accessed via OECD.Stat
• Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the database via iLibrary, our online library
• Journalists may also contact the Media Relations Division at


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