OECD healthat a glance<br />Disclaimer:Thefollowingpresentationis not published by the OECD and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Organisation or of the governments of its member countries<br />
Life expectancyatbirth in the OECDissteadilyincreasing.<br />The values for the individual countries are converging. <br />The countries with the lowest life expectancyhave experienced a sharpincrease.<br />But life expectancyisalsoprogressing in the countries with the highest values.<br />Life expectancy is increasing<br />
Premature mortality rates have been halved<br />Potentialyears of life lostis the number of yearsthatwould have been lived up to 70 by people who die beforethatage. <br />The number has been halved for OECD since 1970, thanks to decline in infant mortality, and in deathsfromheartdisease.<br />
Infant mortality rates have decreased by more than 80% since 1970<br />
Mortality rates for strokes and heart diseases have sharply declined<br />
Obesityisincreasing<br /><ul><li>Obesitynow affects over 15% of the adult population of OECD countries.
In no lessthan13 OECD countries out of 30, more than 50% of the population isoverweightor obese.
Obesity rates have increased in every OECD country.</li></li></ul><li>Main evolutions<br />Life expectancyisstillincreasing.<br />Mortality rates are dropping.<br />Healthexpenditureisrising.<br />Obesityisprogressing.<br />Whatis OECD doing?<br />
The OECD Health Care QualityIndicators (HCQI)<br />To assess the performance of health care systems and to improvetheirefficiency, countries needinternationnally comparable indicators.<br />The HCQI measureprocessesand outcomes of health.<br />OECD Healthat a Glancefeatures 23 of theseindicators.<br />Find out more atwww.oecd.org/health/hcqi<br />