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What Should Macroeconomists Know about Health Care Policy?

Author/Editor: Heller, Peter S.
Authorized for Distribution: January 1, 2007
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Summary: This primer aims to provide IMF macroeconomists with the essential information they need to address issues concerning health sector policy, particularly when they have significant macroeconomic implications. Such issues can also affect equity and growth and are fundamental to any strategy of poverty reduction. The primer highlights the appropriate roles for the state and market in health care financing and provision. It also suggests situations in which macroeconomists should engage health sector specialists in policy formulation exercises. Finally, it reviews the different health policy issues that confront countries at alternative stages of economic development and the range of appropriate policy options.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 07/13
Subject(s): Health care | Government expenditures | Economic policy | Social policy | Poverty reduction
Author's keyword(s): Health economics | government expenditure
 
English  
    Published:   January 1, 2007        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2007013   Pages:   101
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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