UK “Health at a Glance 2017” Using OECD Indicators (BBC News / OECD)

Summary

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Health at a Glance provides “the latest comparable data and trends on the performance of health systems in OECD countries”.

Britain appears to be the “most obese nation” in Western Europe, with 63% of UK adults being overweight. Obesity rates doubled over the last two decades.

Funding of the NHS appears to compare not unfavourably with that in other developed nations.

“Good access to treatment remains stable for patients, although the number of doctors and nurses is down per head by 18 and 12% respectively”.

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UK most overweight country in Western Europe says OECD. London: BBC Health News, November 11th 2017.

This relates to:

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Health at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators. Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 2017.

There is a highly detailed version of this report:

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Health at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators. Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 2017.

The NHS is relatively efficient in its use of resources (although this may not be saying much, when it is estimated that one fifth of healthcare spending across OECD countries is wasted). See further:

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Reference

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; Berchet, C. Cecchini, M. [and] Couffinhal, A. [et al] (2017). Tackling wasteful spending on health. Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 2017.

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