Tag Archives: Health

Global Insurance Market Trends 2017

The insurance industry is a major component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays by covering personal and business risks. This annual report monitors global insurance market trends to support a better understanding of …
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Bloomberg 2017 Global Health Index

Italy is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countries. Iceland, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia rounded out the top five most-healthy countries in the index. Spain ranks 6th. Each country in the index was graded based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and health risks ranging …
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Health at a Glance: Europe 2016

The OECD in collaboration with the European Commission has just published the report “Health at a Glance: Europe 2016. State of Health in the EU Cycle.” According to the report better public health and prevention policies as well as more effective health care could save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of euros each …
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Cities of opportunity 2016

This PWC study analyzes the situation of 30 cities, evaluating aspects like their capacity to take advantage of the new technologies, health services, transport, easiness to do business, costs, etc. London, Singapore and Toronto lead the ranking. The only Spanish city in the list, Madrid, is in the 16th place. You can read the report …
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Health at a Glance 2015

The 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, …
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Internet of things and insurance

Connected car, home and health technologies could substantially change insurers’ value proposition. 60% of European top insurers have launched connected car solutions, but almost none has entered the connected home or health universe. This is one of the results of this study by Roland Berger. The report is available to download here.

Public Services in Spain

The BBVA Foundation jointly with Ivie has published the report “Public Services, Territorial Differences and Equal Opportunities”. The study analyzes the evolution of spending on essential public services (education, health and social protection) in Spain and its autonomous communities from 2002 to 2013. The study concludes that regional disparities in per capita spending on education, …
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OECD Health Statistics 2014

OECD Health Statistics 2014 database was released on 30 June 2014 showing that health spending has started to rise again after stagnating or decreasing during the crisis. However, the pace of growth remains well below pre-crisis rates, especially in Europe. In Europe, health spending continued to fall in 2012. By contrast, outside Europe strong growth …
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Good Enough to Eat

The Netherlands nudged past France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food according to a new ranking released by Oxfam on Tuesday. Chad came in last on the list of 125 nations, behind Ethiopia and Angola. Oxfam ranked the nations on the availability, quality and affordability of food and …
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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 …
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