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Health Accounts Methodology

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ONS is developing Health Accounts for the UK on an experimental basis according to an internationally agreed framework of concepts, definitions, classifications and accounting rules, drawn up by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Health Accounts provide a comprehensive, coherent and consistent statistical description of healthcare expenditure.

As such, Health Accounts permit meaningful comparisons over time as well as across countries.

Most countries in the European Union, as well as the OECD group of countries and more globally, are taking steps to develop Health Accounts, and publicly available estimates for other countries can be found on the OECD website.

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