Access the Data

The first Health Care Quality Outcomes online sources and methods database

For the first time, the related metadata to the OECD health care quality indicator data collection of OECD countries and key partners are available in one dataset on a dedicated webpage.
The dataset consists of sources and methods for the 6 HCQO modules:

  • AA Primary care
  • AC Acute care
  • MH Mental health
  • PE Patient experiences
  • PR Prescribing in primary cate
  • PS Patient safety

For sources and methods for cancer care, please refer to Allemani, C. et al. (2018), "Global surveillance of trends in cancer survival 2000–14 (CONCORD-3): analysis of individual records for 37,513,025 patients diagnosed with one of 18 cancers from 322 population-based registries in 71 countries", The Lancet, Vol. 391/10125, pp. 1023-1075,

How to access the data

Depending on the query of interest, the user can “select all” filters or refine the search according to the following criteria:

  • Country (37 OECD countries and two key partners)
  • Version of the data collection cycle (2016-2017, 2018-2019 and/or 2020-2021)
  • Questions (by questionnaire domain and sub domain when available)
Please note that the user creates a table, active filters are shown in bold. After a selection is made in one filter, the other filters automatically display only elements where data is available in bold. The data can be displayed online or downloaded in an excel format file. If there is any inconsistency in the results shown, the user could inform the OECD Secretariat by sending a message at the following address:


Health Care Quality Outcomes Definitions

OECD HCQO webpages

Health care quality outcomes expert group ONE platform