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The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems.
 

OECD Health Statistics 2017

The main OECD Health database includes more than 1200 indicators covering all aspects of health systems for the 35 OECD member countries. Access free data series and the full list of indicators in various languages. The full information on definitions, sources and methods is also available in one single user-friendly document.

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OECD Health Care Quality Indicators

The HCQI project compares the quality of health services in different countries. Access free data on the following topics: Health Promotion, Prevention and Primary Care, Mental Health Care and Cancer Care.

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Health Expenditure: A System of Health Accounts (SHA) 

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Health at a Glance

This series of key statistical publications provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries.
The latest issues include Health at a Glance: Europe 2016, Health at a Glance: Asia/ Pacific 2016 and Health at a Glance 2015: OECD Indicators. Access the PDF versions or web books for those publications, and the full data sets through StatLinks, free of charge.

In addition, the OECD analyses health system performance through policy projects.

 

GRAPH OF THE MONTH

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Countries’ readiness to use electronic health data for quality improvement

Data governance and technical/operational readiness to develop national information from EHRs in countries surveyed, 2016

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Many countries are now developing new datasets and publishing information from Electronic Health Record (EHR) data for the purpose of quality improvement and monitoring healthcare performance.

Countries are at very different points on this journey, however. Some demonstrate high data governance and technical / operational readiness to do this. Other countries are advanced in only one of these two dimensions, and a small group of countries are not advanced in either dimension. Countries reporting high readiness on both dimensions also reported that it was likely or very likely that EHR data would contribute to national monitoring of health care quality over the next five years.

Source: HCQI Survey of Electronic Health Record System Development and Use, 2016.
Published in New Health Technologies: Managing Access, Value and Sustainability, OECD, February 2017 (Figure 6.7, p.214).

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