Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2005


International data allow policymakers to compare the performance of their own health care system with those of other countries. In this chartbook, we use data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to compare health care systems and performance in nine industrialized countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Whenever possible, we also present the median value of all 30 members of the OECD.

The chartbook is organized into 11 sections:

  • Total Spending
  • Public and Private Health Care Financing
  • Health Spending by Type of Service
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care
  • Physicians
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Procedures Involving Sophisticated Technology
  • Non-Medical Determinants of Health
  • Mortality


Publication Details

Publication Date: April 1, 2006
Authors: Bianca Frogner, Gerard Anderson

B. K. Frogner and G. F. Anderson, Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems, The Commonwealth Fund, April 2006

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