The dataset is provided by OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) whose mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD’s work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments. The OECD Secretariat collects and analyses data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information, the Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations. The OECD Health Datasets offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.
Main data sources are GLOBOCAN and EUCAN databases of The International Agency for Research on Cancer. Because the sources of data are continuously improving in quality and extent, estimates may not be truly comparable over time. The observed differences may be the result of a change in methodology and should not be interpreted as a time trend effect. All incidence measures are calculated at 100,000 population. ICD-10 codes are provided for a complete understanding of type of cancers included.