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1.4 Health (OECD)

Health Care Quality Indicators=
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=E2=80=A2 The purpose of the Health C= are Quality Indicators (HCQI) project is to develop a set of indicators tha= t can be used to raise questions regarding quality of care across countries= . They have been reported regularly in a chapter in Health at a Glance publ= ication since 2007.

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Objectives and outputs
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=E2=80=A2 The entire HCQI database was made available in OECD.Stat for t= he first time in 2011. The comparability and quality of data were improved = and the database was also expanded, covering patient safety indicators.

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Non-member countries involved in the activit= y
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=E2=80=A2 Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Latvia, Malta, Russian Federation, = Singapore

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= Databases
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=E2=80=A2 Health Care Quality Indicators

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Main Developments for 2013
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General aspects

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=E2=80=A2 The HCQI project is embarking on further development work with= respect to indicator improvement and interpretation of cross country varia= tions.

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=E2=80=A2 The main focus is on:

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=E2=80=A2 the development of patient safety and patient experience indic= ators, and

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=E2=80=A2 the inclusion of data from additional countries.

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=E2=80=A2 The HCQI project will also expand work in the construction of = more direct measures of primary care quality especially on pharmaceutical p= rescription indicators.

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Health Data
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=E2=80=A2 To provide policy makers and health researchers with a wide ra= nge of statistics on health and health systems to allow comparative analysi= s of different aspects of the performance of health systems. The database i= ncludes data on health status and risk factors to health, health care resou= rces and activities, long-term care resources and activities, pharmaceutica= l consumption, health expenditure and financing, and health care quality. T= he data come from four questionnaires: 1) the OECD Health Data questionnair= e; 2) the joint OECD/Eurostat/WHO (Europe) questionnaire on non-monetary he= alth care statistics; 3) the joint OECD/Eurostat/WHO health accounts questi= onnaire; and 4) the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators questionnaire.

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Objectives and outputs
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=E2=80=A2 Progress was achieved in 2012 in improving the availability an= d comparability of data on different categories of doctors and nurses that = are collected through the joint OECD/Eurostat/WHO (Europe) questionnaire, a= nd in collecting new data on the market share of generic pharmaceutical dru= gs.

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=E2=80=A2 New editions of "Health at a Glance: Europe" and &qu= ot;Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific" were released in November 2012.=20

Non-member countries involved in the activ= ity
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=E2=80=A2 Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation, South Afr= ica

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Main Developments for 2013
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General aspects

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=E2=80=A2 Improving the availability and comparability of data on health= inequalities (new data collection on inequalities in life expectancy and p= erceived health status by educational level), and the collection of a minim= um dataset on waiting times for elective surgery.

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=E2=80=A2 Implement the extension of the joint OECD/Eurostat/WHO (Europe= ) questionnaire on non-monetary health care statistics to include health ca= re activities (in addition to health care resources).

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Health Expendit= ure and Financing
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=E2=80=A2 To provide policy relevant, comparative data and analysis on h= ealth expenditure and financing, and to facilitate harmonisation across nat= ional health accounting practices. To provide data sources for research and= to make country-specific health accounts data and analysis more widely ava= ilable.

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Objectives and outputs
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=E2=80=A2 The seventh Joint OECD, Eurostat and WHO System Health Account= s (SHA) data collection was successfully implemented in 2012. It has improv= ed the availability and comparability of health expenditure data published = in OECD Health Data. A Health Expenditure and Financing database has been d= eveloped as a component of the OECD Statistical Information System. Nationa= l Health Accounts Experts and others interested in accessing health account= s data can now do so using OECD.Stat and SourceOECD.

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=E2=80=A2 Methodological developmental work has continued over recent ye= ars on a number of projects: Improving the Comparability and Availability o= f Private Health Expenditure; Development of Output based Health-Specific P= urchasing Power Parities; Estimating Expenditure by Disease, Age and Gender= ; Improving the Estimates of Imports and Exports of Health Goods and Servic= es; and Improving the Comparability of Expenditure on Over-the -counter Dru= gs.

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=E2=80=A2 OECD, EUROSTAT and WHO collaborated to revise the System of He= alth Accounts methodology. This process was concluded in October 2011 with = the publication of the new manual A System of Health Accounts 2011. Pilot s= tudies are currently undertaken to test the implementation of the new manua= l.

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Non-member countries involved in the activ= ity
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=E2=80=A2 Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colo= mbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Liechtenstein,= Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, R= omania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia Former, South A= frica

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Main Developments for 2013
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General aspects

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=E2=80=A2 In 2013, the eighth Joint OECD-Eurostat-WHO health accounts (S= HA) data collection will take place. Previous improvements to the validatio= n tools used both by the national compilers and the international organisat= ions will continue to provide efficiency gains in the validation exercise a= nd ultimately feed through to improved timeliness in dissemination of the d= ata.

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=E2=80=A2 A pilot test for the new version of the Joint Health Account Q= uestionnaire (based on the 2011 version of the System of Health Account Man= ual) will be commenced in January.

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Data collection
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=E2=80=A2 No changes in questionnaire= .

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