France : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 17, 1997

Summary:

This Selected Issues paper reviews developments in health care spending in France and discusses the recent measures to improve the functioning of the system and contain costs. It argues that by addressing many of the issues that had bedeviled past reforms, the new measures offer a reasonable hope of containing France’s health expenditures. The paper presents a brief review of the institutional background and of past trends in health care spending and also offers an analysis of the major forces behind the recent and projected growth in expenditure.

Series:

Country Report No. 97/19

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 17, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451813395/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FRAEA0011997

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

150

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