OECD Health Statistics 2019 – OECD

OECD Health Statistics 2019 – OECD





The online database OECD Health Statistics 2019 has been updated on November 15


The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.


Access all datasets in the 2019 online database

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Frequently Requested Data


A selection of key indicators in Excel, from the online database, updated on 15 November 2019

Key Results and Forthcoming Data


  • Since 2009, average health spending as a share of GDP has remained relatively stable across the OECD at around 8.8%, as growth in health spending has remained in line with overall economic growth since the economic crisis.
  • At 17.1%, the United States spent the highest share of GDP on health in 2017, while Turkey allocated around 4.2% of its GDP in the same year.

Avoidable mortality

Access the information on the new 2019 OECD/Eurostat joint lists of avoidable mortality, including the definitions and selected preventable and treatable causes of death.

New – The data on avoidable mortality are now available in OECD.Stat (February 2020).

Sources and Methodology List of indicators

Access the full information on Definitions, Sources and Methods, as available in OECD.Stat but from one single user-friendly document


The full list of indicators available in the online database, in English and in French


How to obtain this database

OECD Health Statistics 2019 can be accessed choosing from the following options:

• The database can be accessed via OECD.Stat
• Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the database via iLibrary, our online library
• Journalists may also contact the Media Relations Division at [email protected]


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