Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Health Data

Topic/focus: Cost and Utilization, Demographics, General Health and Nutrition, Healthcare Facilities and Services, Vital Events, Other
Year(s): Varies by country, but is kept current
Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Study and sample characteristics: Summary statistics for each member country
Universe: OECD member countries
Variables: n/a
Access: Publically available via the OECD website
Cost: Summary statistics are free to download, paid access to online databases are also available
Key web links: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (

Summary: OECD Health Data provides internationally comparable data on the health care systems of OECD's 30 member countries. It includes historic data, with some time series available back to 1960, and contains information on life expectancy, potential life years lost, premature mortality, perceived health status, medical facilities, health employment, trade in health goods and services, expenditures, environment, nutrition, discharge rate, length of stay, surgical procedures, demographics, education, and economy.