Macro-Fiscal Implications of Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies


Date: December 30, 2010
 
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Summary:This paper provides an analysis of the developments in public health spending over the past 40 years, as well as projections of public health spending for 50 advanced and emerging countries over 2011–50. The paper also quantifies the effects of specific health reforms on the growth of public health spending in advanced economies by drawing on a range of analytical approaches, including country case studies. The challenges facing emerging economies as they seek to expand coverage of health care in a fiscally sustainable manner are also examined.

 
Series : Policy Paper
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Health care | Government expenditures | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Fiscal reforms | Cross country analysis | Background papers | Executive Board informal sessions