Health at a Glance 2011

OECD Indicators

Release Date: August 1, 2011

The 2011 edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of health-system performance in OECD countries. It offers striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities, and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities, and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries.

Each indicator in the book is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box presenting the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.