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Mr. Gaétan Lafortune

Gaetan Lafortune is Senior Economist at the OECD Health Division. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Sherbrooke. He is responsible for the development of the OECD health database, which provides a wide range of statistics on health and health systems across the 34 OECD member countries. Over the past several years, Mr. Lafortune has acted as the coordinator and editor of the OECD publication ‘Health at a Glance’, which presents international comparisons of the performance of health systems in terms of access, quality and spending. He has also carried out in recent years a number of studies on health workforce issues, notably examining trends in the remuneration of generalist and specialist doctors in different OECD countries, as well as developments of more advanced roles for nurses. Before joining the OECD, Mr. Lafortune worked for ten years on a range of labour market and health policy issues for the Government of Canada in Ottawa.