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General International Health Statistics
Boslaugh, S. Health care systems around the world: a comparative guide. Los Angeles (CA): Sage Publishing; 2013. 575 p. Examines major facets of over 190 countries' health care systems.
Data. Health (World Bank). This Web page presents data from various sources including the World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Population Division, and the Joint United National Programme on HIV/AIDS. Compare data of individual countries with the world averages.
Data and Statistics (Pan American Health Organization). This page from PAHO provides access to health data and statistics for countries of the Americas classified by subject.
Data and Statistics (World Health Organization). This Website provides access to a vast collection of WHO statistical data and reports.
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction, Europol. EU drug markets report: trends and developments. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union; c2013. 80 p. This report provides an overview to the illicit drug production, use, and trafficking in Europe.
Forey B, Hamling J, Lee P, Wald N, eds. International smoking statistics: a collection of historical data from 30 economically developed countries. 2nd ed. Oxford (UK): Oxford; 2002. 804 p.
Global Burden of Disease 2010 (GBD 2010). Lancet 2012 Dec 15;380(9859):2053-2260. This issue reports on the 2010 GBD, an international collaboration of nearly 500 researchers from 300 institutions in 50 countries. 17 articles.
Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) (Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation). This site provides access to a comprehensive collection of global health-related datasets created by the Institute. IHME is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Hawe E, Yuen P, Baillie L. OHE Guide to UK Health and Health Care Statistics. London: Office of Health Economics (UK); 2011 Aug. Publication free for downloading to registered users. Use this guide to find health statistics from the UK and data from other OECD countries. You can also find the data at this site: Access the Data.
Journal of Global Health. Edinburgh (UK): Edinburgh University Global Health Society; Vol.1, No. 1, Jun 2011 - . Also available from PubMed Central (PMC).
OECDiLibrary. Health: Key Tables from OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development). Available tables include data on health expenditures, life expectancy, tobacco and alcohol consumption, no. beds, health personnel, mammograms, length of stay, and more. Full database, OECD Health Statistics, is available by subscription.
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Health Information and Analysis Project. Health Situation in the Americas: Basic Indicators. Washington (D.C.):Pan American Health Organization /World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO); 2002 - .
PAREXEL's bio/pharmaceutical R & D statistical sourcebook. Boston: PAREXEL International Corp.; c2006 - . Annual. Continues PAREXEL's pharmaceutical R&D statistical sourcebook. Available in print or as an e-book from Barnett Educational Services.
Pharmaceutical market intelligence reports. West Sussex (UK): Espicom Business Intelligence, 2010 - . Reports available by region.
World Health Databook. 4th ed. London: Euromonitor International; c2011. This publication includes health statistics for 71 countries for the years 2003-2010. The research includes data on sanitation, healthcare services and causes of death. Available for purchase in print or as a PDF download.