10 May 2012 – The health economics and health care planning programme will be translating an abridged version of the A System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011) manual into Arabic.
Since 2006 OECD, EUROSTAT and WHO have collaborated intensively to revise the System of Health Accounts (SHA) methodology with the expertise and inputs of health accountants across the globe. This process culminated in the publication of a new manual in October 2011.
The SHA 2011 manual provides a refined conceptual framework and an extended and revised set of classifications included in the International Classification of Health Accounts in order to:
improve the comparability of health expenditure across countries and over time
provide better information of greater relevance for policy concerns
provide better information on the role of the health sector within the national economy; SHA 2011 links better to the System of National Accounts (SNA 08).
The manual is currently available in English. Translations into French and other languages are also planned.