Health spending continues to stagnate: Health spending remained flat across OECD countries in 2011 as the economic crisis continued to have an impact, particularly in those European countries hardest hit by the crisis according to the new data published by OECD.
- Greece, overall health spending dropped by 11% both in 2010 and 2011 after a yearly growth rate of more than 5% on average between 2000 and 2009.
- Ireland, Iceland and Spain also experienced two consecutive years of negative growth in health spending.
- Estonia and the Czech Republic, saw severe falls in spending in 2010 followed by a modest rebound in 2011.
- Portugal and Italy, may have delayed cuts in 2010, but then reduced public health spending in 2011.
- Only two OECD countries – Israel and Japan – have seen an acceleration in health spending since 2009 compared with the period before.
ACCES: On-line database
Interesting to acces to the interactive charts about Life Expentancy, Health Expenditure, and Health Risks (smoking, alcohol). You can compare a single country with the OECD average.
Play a little bit with Spain.
ACCES: Health Data Visualisations
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