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The OECD Health Database was created in the early 1990s with the objective to provide comparable and comprehensive health data on its member countries for describing and evaluating their health systems. The database is designed to improve the knowledge on health inputs and throughputs as well as quantifying non-medical health related factors.

OECD Indicator Table

Health StatusIndicatorsDecomposition
Standardised Mortality Rates Age, Gender, Disease, Maternal, Infant, Neonatal, and Perinatal.
Life Expectancy Age, Gender
Potential Years of Life Lost Disease, Age, gender
Perceived Health Status Survey
Appropriateness Relative and observed survival rates for Cancer, Patient and admission based mortality of AMI, Ischemic Stroke and haemorrhagic stroke, diabetes care and unplanned admission rates for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Safety A number of Patient Safety Indicators has been validated by the HCQI project. Data collection started in 2011/12 for hospital-acquired infections, operative and postoperative complications, sentinel events and obstetrics adverse events.
Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction
Outputs/Activities Length of Stay
Number of Discharges Diagnostic
Bed occupation rates
Turnover rates
Number of Surgical Procedures Disease, Age, gender
Pharmaceutical Consumption by DDD's Type of drug (ATC Classification)
Long-term care recipients Home, Institutions
Number of Diagnostic Exams CT Scans, MRI
Number of Consultations Doctor, Dentists
Physical Inputs Human Resources Remuneration General Practitioners, Specialists, Nurses
Long-term care workers Formal and informal. Head counts and FTE
Personnel Physicians, Nurses, Midwives, Caring Personnel, Dentists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Graduates. Breakdown for most by Practising/Professionally active/licensed to practice
Infrastructure Number of Hospitals
Number of Beds
Devices CT Scans, MRI, Others
Costs Health Expenditure (% of GDP, Exchange rate, PPP, NCU, Total Current Expenditure on Health) Age, Gender, Private, Public, Out-of-pocket, Cost Sharing, Corporations, Insurances, Services, Pharmaceuticals. Also presented by providers (hospital, ambulatory, long-term care, etc.)
Access to Effective Care Cancer Screening rates  Mammography, Cervical
Immunisation rates Diphtheria, Measles, Hepatitis B, Influenza
Distribution Insurance Coverage Public, Private, Private Non-profit
Non-Medical Determinants of HealthIndicatorsDecomposition
Lifestyle Total Fat intake
Total Calories intake
Total Protein intake
Sugar consumption
Consumption of fruits and vegetables (kg) Survey data
Annual consumption of pure alcohol in litres
Tobacco Consumption (grams per capita)
Average Number of Cigarettes per day per smoker
% of population who are daily smokers Age and gender breakdown
Body Mass index Data for self-reported and measured obese/overweight population. Gender breakdown.
Socio Economic Conditions and Environment Population
Labour Force
Gross Domestic Product
Educational Level
Public Revenue