Health at a Glance 2019

The “Health at a Glance” report compares key indicators for population health and health system performance across OECD members, candidate and partner countries. It highlights how countries differ in terms of the health status and health-seeking behavior of their citizens, access to and quality of health care, and the resources available for health. Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, it summarizes the comparative performance of countries and major trends, including how much health spending is associated with staffing, access, quality and health outcomes.

As in previous editions, the OECD relies on SHARE data for evidence on ageing and long-term care, especially to understand who the caregivers are and the share of women among them. The report also takes advantage of the harmonization of SHARE with its sister studies HRS and ELSA to compare the prevalence of informal care in Europe, the US and the UK.