Enhancing Health Systems Competitiveness Through International Cooperation: A Big Data Analysis Among OECD Members

Damián Emilio Gibaja Romero, Rosa María Cantón Croda


Given that health systems contribute to the sustainable development of countries, governments

design health policies to guarantee their efficiency and competitiveness. Since isolated efforts are

not enough to reach such objectives, countries recognize the necessity of international cooperation

to improve Health's quality. This paper uses Big Data analytics to compare the top and bottom five

health systems in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), through

the analysis of its disease data base. The analysis shows that these countries have the same most

common diseases while differing on the less common diseases. Also, we find that OECD countries

are aware of international cooperation due to structural changes originated by the World Health

Organization. Finally, we discuss how cooperation among the top and bottom five health systems

can enhance the efficiency of their health systems because knowledge's sharing is necessary, but not


Palabras clave

Health Systems Sustainability; International Cooperation; Big Data Analytics

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