Health at a Glance 2015

812015071mThe OECD has just published the report “Health at a Glance 2015.”

The study presents cross-country comparisons of the health status of populations and the performance of health systems in OECD countries.

The key findings of the publication are as follows.

-New drugs will push pharmaceutical spending unless policy adapts

-Life expectancy continues to rise, but widespread differences persist across countries and socio-demographic groups

-The number of doctors and nurses have never been higher in OECD countries

-Out-of-pocket spending remains a barrier to accessing care

-Too many lives are still lost because quality of care is not improving fast enough

This edition offers two new futures: a set of dashboard indicators on health outcomes and health systems and a special chapter on recent trends in pharmaceutical spending across OECD countries.

The whole report is available for the IESE Community here.