Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2006

May 15, 2007 | Volume 24

Authors: Jonathan Cylus and Gerard F. Anderson, Ph.D.

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Overview

International data allow policymakers to compare the performance of their own health care system to other countries. In this chartbook, we use data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to compare the 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 value for the median value of all 30 members of the OECD.

The chartbook is organized into seven sections:

  • Total Spending and Sources of Health Care Financing
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care and Home Health Care
  • Physicians
  • Pharmaceuticals and Immunizations
  • Non-Medical Determinants of Health
  • Disease-Specific Mortality

Citation

J. Cylus and G. F. Anderson, Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2006, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2007