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  • Sustainable cities; International trade; Sense and big data; Twitterings


  • Our health systems must put people at the centre, Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD


  • Migration folows beaten track; R&D funding at risk; Mainstreaming biodiversity; Soundbites; Economy; Country roundup; Clara López; Other stories; Plus ça change


  • BlogServer

  • March on gender


  • Inequality: Can Sweden reconquer utopia, Jon Pareliussen
  • Going for inclusiveness and productivity; China's economy


  • Towards sustained progress in global healthcare, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, United Kingdom, and Chair of the 2017 OECD Health Ministerial Meeting

  • The PaRIS initiative: Helping healthcare policies to do better for patients, Stefano Scarpetta

  • The challenge of antimicrobial resistance: The hidden "fil rouge" for healthcare policy, Mark Pearson

  • Healthcare systems: Tackling waste to boost resources, Francesca Colombo

  • Governing data for better health and healthcare, Jilian Oderkirk and Elettra Ronchi

  • Complex patients: How healthcare must adapt to their needs, Martin Wenzl and Elias Mossialos, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • People-centred healthcare: What empowering policies are needed, Olivia Wigzell, Director General, National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden

  • Business Brief: Johnson & Johnson
  • An agenda for robust healthcare, Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

  • Why patient-centred approaches are important, Nicole Denjoy, Secretary General of COCIR and Chair of the BIAC Health Committee

  • Patient-centred policies must be centred on healthcare workers too, Jocelyne Cabanal, Member of the Executive Committee, Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail (CFDT), France
  • Casting light on dementia's shadow, Tim Muir

  • The healing power of information technology, Interview with David Blumenthal, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Fund

  • Managing new health technologies, Jonathan Skinner, Geisel School of Medicine and Department of Economics, Dartmouth, and Amitabh Chandra, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

  • Designing value-based health systems for patients: The example of pain control and palliative care, Felicia M Knaul, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, and Director, Miami Institute for the Americas, and Afsan Bhadelia, Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Business Brief: Faculty of Medicine, Université Paris Descartes

  • Our patients have changed, our healthcare must now follow, Dr Samir K. Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and the University Health Network Hospitals
  • People-centred healthcare: Don't forget the nurses!, Judith Shamian, President, International Council of Nurses

  • Healthcare: Pouring a little cold water on crowdfunding, Claire MacDonald

  • Business Brief: HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

  • Can healthcare policy and technology heal rural-urban divides?, Rory Clarke and Claire MacDonald


  • OECD Observer roundtable on pensions

  • Halving road deaths by 2020: A global health priority, HRH Prince Michael of Kent


  • Healthcare for patients; OECD wins international publishing award; Affordable housing database; Effectopedia, chemical risks and health

  • Recent speeches by Angel Gurría; List of OECD Ambassadors

  • Calendar; Frankie


  • Reviews: Dare to share; Making Africa healthy

  • New publications; Focus on healthcare

  • Review: A more violent world?; Crossword


    • Can more social spending curb emigration?; The race for excellence in scientific publishing

    • Main economic indicators

    • Addressing high costs of specialty drugs

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