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Cardiovascular disease and diabetes: Policies for better health and quality of care (OECD)

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posted by WM Admin on 17 June 2015

This report examines how countries perform in their ability to prevent, manage and treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. The last 50 years have witnessed remarkable improvements in CVD outcomes. Since 1960, overall CVD mortality rates have fallen by over 60%, but these improvements are not evenly spread across OECD countries, and the rising prevalence of diabetes and obesity are threatening to offset gains.

This report examines how OECD countries deliver the programmes and services related to CVD and diabetes. It considers how countries have used available health care resources to reduce the overall burden of CVD and diabetes, and it focuses on the variation in OECD health systems’ ability to convert health care inputs (such as expenditure) into health gains.

For information on how to access the report and for links to some content, go to: http://www.oecd.org/health/cardiovascular-disease-and-diabetes-policies-for-better-health-and-quality-of-care-9789264233010-en.htm or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

You can read a media release about the report at:  http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/rising-diabetes-and-obesity-threaten-progress-in-tackling-cardiovascular-diseases.htm

OECD (2015), Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Policies for Better Health and Quality of Care, OECD Health Policy Studies, OECD Publishing, Paris.