Health Care Spending Issues in Advanced Economies

Author/Editor:

Eva Jenkner ; Adam Leive

Publication Date:

September 20, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This technical note analyzes the health care spending issues in advanced economies. Both public and total health spending have increased substantially in advanced countries. Total health spending increased by more than 6 percentage points of GDP in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries between 1970 and 2007. This note examines the recent trends in health care spending in advanced countries. It discusses the main challenges for advanced countries over the medium term. Policy options for containing health care costs are also described.

Series:

Technical Notes and Manuals No. 2010/16

Frequency:

Monthly

English

Publication Date:

September 20, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462369713/2075-8669

Stock No:

TNMEA2010016

Price:

$10.00 (Academic Rate:$10.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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