Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Cost-containment in Europe

Contents:

Author Info

  • Tony Culyer

Abstract

Cost-containment is not in itself a sensible policy objective because any assessment of the appropriateness of health care expenditure in aggregate, as of that on specific programs, requires a balancing of costs and benefits (at the margin). International comparisons of expenditures can, however, provide indications of the likely impact on costs/expenditures of structural features of health care systems. This paper reviews the evidence based upon OECD data for both European countries and a wider set and outlines some current policies in Europe that are directed at controlling health care costs.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.york.ac.uk/media/che/documents/papers/discussionpapers/CHE%20Discussion%20Paper%2062.pdf
File Function: First version, 1989
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Centre for Health Economics, University of York in its series Working Papers with number 062chedp.

as in new window
Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Oct 1989
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:chy:respap:62chedp

Contact details of provider:
Postal: York Y010 5DD
Phone: (01904) 321401
Fax: (0)1904 323759
Email:
Web page: http://www.york.ac.uk/che
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Kamil Dybczak & Bartosz Przywara, 2010. "The role of technology in health care expenditure in the EU," European Economy - Economic Papers 400, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  2. Niklas Potrafke, 2012. "Political cycles and economic performance in OECD countries: empirical evidence from 1951–2006," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 150(1), pages 155-179, January.
  3. McCoskey, Suzanne K. & Selden, Thomas M., 1998. "Health care expenditures and GDP: panel data unit root test results," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(3), pages 369-376, June.
  4. Hartwig, Jochen, 2008. "What drives health care expenditure?--Baumol's model of 'unbalanced growth' revisited," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 603-623, May.
  5. Felipa de Mello-Sampayo & Sofia de Sousa Vale, 2012. "Financing Health Care Expenditure in the OECD Countries: Evidence from a Heterogeneous, Cross-Sectionally Dependent Panel," Working Papers Department of Economics 2012/34, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  6. Hansen, Paul & King, Alan, 1996. "The determinants of health care expenditure: A cointegration approach," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 127-137, February.
  7. Potrafke, Niklas, 2010. "The growth of public health expenditures in OECD countries: Do government ideology and electoral motives matter?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 797-810, December.
  8. Bjuggren, Per-Olof, 1998. "Competition for the market in the Swedish primary health care sector," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 529-541, December.
  9. Vondeling, Hindrik & Rosendal, Henk & Banta, David, 1995. "Evaluation and diffusion of excimer laser treatment of myopia in the United States and in the Netherlands," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 21-33, October.
  10. Neil Rickman & Paul Fenn & Alastair Gray, 1999. "The reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 20(3), pages 261-286, September.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:chy:respap:62chedp. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Frances Sharp).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.