Friday, November 29, 2013

OECD report: Health at a Glance 2013

The OECD has just published the report Health at a Glance 2013.
According to the study total health spending has fallen in one of three OECD countries between 2009 and 2011, with those hardest hit by the crisis most affected.

The report says that this makes it all the more important that countries make their healthcare systems more productive, efficient and affordable. Spending per capita fell in 11 of 33 OECD countries between 2009 and 2011, notably by 11.1% in Greece and 6.6% in Ireland. Growth also slowed significantly in others, including Canada (0.8%) and the United States (1.3%).

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