International comparisons of health care systems offer valuable tools to health ministers, policymakers, and academics wishing to evaluate the performance of their country’s system. In this chartbook from The Commonwealth Fund – Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2018 – data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is used to compare health care systems and performance on a range of topics, including spending, hospitals, physicians, pharmaceuticals, prevention, mortality, quality and safety, and prices. Data is presented across eleven industrialized countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Whenever possible,the median value of all 36 members of the OECD is presented. This year’s chartpack takes a closer look at indicators on long-term care, including spending and capacity.
- Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2018. The Commonwealth Fund. December 2018