OECD Health Statistics 2022




The online database OECD Health Statistics 2022 has been updated on November 30, 2022

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.


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Health Expenditure and Financing

Health Status

Non-Medical Determinants of Health

Health Care Resources 

Health Workforce Migration

Health Care Utilisation

Health Care Quality Indicators

Pharmaceutical Market

Long-term Care Resources and Utilisation

Social Protection

Demographic References

Economic References

Frequently Requested Data


A selection of key indicators in Excel, from the online database (updated November 30).

Key results

Note: Based on preliminary estimates of health spending for 2021 for 20 countries.

Latest OECD estimates point to average health expenditure growth of 5% in 2020, driven by the exceptionally high growth in spending by government and compulsory schemes (+8.1%) in response to the additional needs to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Private spending, on the other hand, fell on average by more than 3%. As a result of the substantial spending growth and the widespread economic downturn, health spending as a share of GDP jumped to 9.7% across OECD countries in 2020, up from 8.8% in 2019.

Preliminary estimates for a group of 20 OECD countries suggest that health spending continued to grow strongly in 2021 – by around 6%. Yet, as economies recovered globally in 2021, the proportion of health spending in GDP is not expected to have grown further in 2021, according to the database OECD Health Statistics 2022, updated in November 2022.

Sources and Methodology List of indicators

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




Avoidable mortality 


The OECD carries out work on health data and indicators to improve international comparisons and economic analyses of health systems. OECD Health Statistics and Health at a Glance are, respectively, the leading statistical database and publication for international comparisons of health and health systems. They help policy makers, researchers, journalists and citizens compare the performance of health systems across OECD and partner countries.

Health Expenditure: A System of Health Accounts (SHA) 

Access the latest data and main comparative tables and charts on health expenditure.

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Health Care Quality and Outcomes

The HCQO project compares the quality of health services in different countries. Access data on the following topics: Primary Care, Prescribing in Primary Care, Acute Care, Mental Health Care, Patient Safety, Cancer Care and Patient Experiences.

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Health at a Glance

This series of key statistical publications provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries.
The latest issues include Health at a Glance: Europe 2022 - State of Health in the EU CycleHealth at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2022Health at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators, and Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020. Access the PDF versions or web books for those publications, and the full data sets through StatLinks, free of charge.

Also, access the Country Health Profiles 2021, released in December 2021 as part of the State of Health in the EU Cycle.

In addition, the OECD analyses health system performance through policy projects.


COVID-19 OECD Portal


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