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Controlling Health Expenditures- The Canadian Reality


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  • Evans, R.G.
  • Lomas, J.
  • Barer, M.A.
  • Labelle, R.J.
  • Fooks, C.
  • Stoddart, G.L.
  • Anderson, G.M.
  • Feeny, D.
  • Gafni, A.
  • Torrance, G.W.
  • Tholl, W.G.


The Major difference between the United States and Canada with respect to health expenditures lies in the degree of centralization of the cost control process.

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Paper provided by University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. in its series Centre for Health Services and Policy Research with number 89:11r.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 1989
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Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:89:11r

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Postal: The University of British Columbia. Health Policy Research Unit. 429-2194 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z3

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  1. Tsai, Jeffrey Che-Hung & Chen, Wen-Yi & Liang, Yia-Wun, 2011. "Nonemergent emergency department visits under the National Health Insurance in Taiwan," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 189-195.
  2. William B. P. Robson, 2001. "Six Pillars of Social Policy: The State of Pensions and Health Care in Canada," The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, in: Patrick Grady & Andrew Sharpe (ed.), The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, pages 183-224 Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  3. Livio Di Matteo & Rosanna Di Matteo, 2001. "Public Homecare Expenditures in Canada," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 27(3), pages 313-333, September.
  4. Nicholas Barr, 1992. "Economic theory and the welfare state : a survey and interpretation," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 279, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.


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