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Finding health statistics on OECD iLibrary


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Guide produced for the November 2011 ALISS Global Health show case. Covers the OECD Ilibrary subscription resource.

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Finding health statistics on OECD iLibrary

  1. 1. OECD ILibrary: Health StatisticsContent Oecd ILibrary provides electronic access to all the OECDs books, journals and statistics published since January 1998. Materials largely relate to OECD member nations. A full list can be viewed from the OECD website at: . They are mainly western industrialised nations. OECD concern with health,3699,en_2649_37407_1_1_1_1_37407,00.html Key journal and statistics series for health are Health at a Glance, OECD Health Data Although the OECD website offers free access to some OECD Health Working papers, economics of health working papers. Fuller access is viaSearching the database It is possible to browse the database by selecting the options at the top of the screen.These include books; papers; statistics, glossaries Alternatively choose the search form. The quick search form searches the author, title,abstract and publication fields. The Advanced Search form can search the full text. It alsoenables more specific searching. Search for exact phrases or truncate your search tosearch for alternative spellings or word endings. The advanced search form also enables you to view your search history and return to theresults of searches performed in the same session.Key book series –Health at a Glance.available from 2001 onwards.Topics covered: life expectancy, health workforces, non-medical determinants of health (smoking,obesity, alcohol consumption) quality of care, access to care, health financeDevelopment aid at a glanceHas breakdowns of overseas development aid allocated to health. Compare aid given to healthwith aid given to other sectors Statistics on donor and recipitent..Finding statistics. A key feature of the database are the statistical series.. The most effective way to search and browse datasets is to choose the statistics tab fromthe homepage. This offers a page with 3 columns: Databases, key tables and books. The most detailedinformation can be selected from the databases option. Key tables are frequently requesteditems. Books are the full text annual publications. For access to the most detailed data choose the OECD.STAT option from the top of thedatabasescolumn. This allows you to search widely and generate your own tables for downloadinginto EXCEL. Click on OECD.STAT then click on the mauve data symbol.
  2. 2. Select a theme from the left hand column. Each of the topics contains a number of tableswithin them. All can be customised. Select general statistics for country profiles. Most are oecdcountries.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3. 3. You can save datasets by creating your own personal account. Choose the log in buttonfrom the from oecd.stat page and register. The red change data selection enables you to customise. Click on the options you wish tochange. In this case they include countries, years and industry. Then click view data Reshape your table using "pivot dimensions" to move rows and columns. This optionappears on the row beneath the change data selection. Export to excel.This option appears on the row below Save query to save the file in your accountSuggested Task.Development ODA by sector. Look for health.Can you log in and create a table for the amount EU donors gave for water supply and sanitation /reproductive healthTip register and log in. then Choose the option change data selection. Alter the years andrecipients.Click on the chart and find different ways to explore the data.