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OECD Health Data 2013

The public version of the OECD Health Data 2013 is organized in eight chapters. Each chapter has a number of subchapters. You can download each chapter separately in .dta format (STATA) or .csv format by clicking on the appropriate links below.

i. Health Status ( .dta  .csv )

  • Cancer
  • Causes of mortality
  • Communicable diseases
  • Dental health
  • Infant health
  • Life expectancy
  • Maternal and infant mortality
  • Perceived health status
  • Perceived health status by income and education level
  • Potential years of life lost

ii. Non-Medical Determinants of Health ( .dta  .csv )

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Body weight
  • Tobacco consumption

iii. Health Care Resources ( .dta  .csv )

  • Caring personnel (Personal care workers)
  • Dentists
  • Graduates
  • Hospital beds
  • Hospital employment
  • Hospitals
  • Medical technology
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physicians by age and gender
  • Physicians by categories
  • Physiotherapists
  • Remuneration of health professionals
  • Total health and social employment
iv. Health Care Utilisation ( .dta  .csv )

  • Consultations
  • Diagnostic exams
  • Hospital aggregates
  • Hospital average length of stay by diagnostic categories
  • Hospital discharges by diagnostic categories
  • Immunisation
  • Screening
  • Surgical procedures (shortlist)

v. Health Care Quality Indicators ( .dta  .csv )

  • Cancer Care (2011 update)
  • Care for Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Conditions (2011 update)
  • Care for Chronic Conditions (2011 update)
  • Care for Mental Disorders (2011 update)

vi. Demographic References ( .dta  .csv )

  • General demographics
  • Labour force
  • Population age structure

vii. Economic References ( .dta  .csv )

  • Macro-economic references
  • Monetary conversion rates

viii. Health Expenditure and Financing ( .dta  .csv )

  • Health care purchaser by provider (HFxHP)
  • Health care services by provider (HCxHP)
  • Health care services by purchaser (HCxHF)

The OECD Health Data 2013 Dictionary, which contains variable names and descriptions, can be downloaded by clicking here.

STATA Users can download the .zip file located here. This file contains the eight data chapters in .dta format, a STATA .do file that allows users to easily create customized datasets, a set of instructions for completing and running the .do file, and a data dictionary with all variables names.


NOTE: All data comes from the OECD Health Data 2013, © OECD 2013, available here.

Please cite appropriately.