OECD Health at a Glance Report 2013

This Report, OECD Health at a Glance 2013, of OECD Indicators presents the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems across the 34 OECD member countries and other selected nations.

Health at a Glance 2013 compares OECD countries on each component of this framework. It is structured around eight chapters.

Chapter 1 on Health Status highlights large variations across countries in life expectancy, mortality and other measures of population health status.

Chapter 2 on Non-medical Determinants of Health focuses on health-related lifestyles and behaviors among children and adults, including tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking, physical activity, nutrition, and overweight and obesity problems.

Chapter 3 looks at the Health Workforce, providing data on the supply and remuneration of doctors and nurses in OECD countries.

Chapter 4 on Health Care Activities describes some of the main characteristics of health service delivery in different OECD countries.

Chapter 5 examines Quality of Care or the degree to which care is delivered in accordance with established standards and improves health outcomes

Chapter 6 on Access to Care presents a set of indicators that can be used to assess to what extent OECD countries are meeting their policy goal of ensuring adequate access to essential health services on the basis of individual need.

Chapter 7 on Health Expenditure and Financing compares how much OECD countries spend on health, both on a per capita basis and in relation to GDP.

Chapter 8 focuses on Aging and Long-term Care, starting by a review of demographic trends and the rising share of the population aged over 65 and 80 in all OECD countries.

The Statistical Annex provides additional information on the demographic and economic context within which health and long-term care systems operate.

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