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Health Care System Effects on Cost Efficiency in the OECD Countries

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  • Gerdtham, Ulf-G.

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    (Centre for Health Economics)

  • Löthgren, Mickael

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    (Dept. of Economic Statistics, Stockholm School of Economics)

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This paper investigates the effects of different health systems on cost efficiency in inpatient health care among the OECD countries. The results indicate that public contract systems are less efficient and that public integrated health systems are more efficient than public reimbursement systems.

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Paper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 247.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 18 Jun 1998
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Publication status: Published in Applied Economics, 2001, pages 643-647.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0247

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Keywords: International comparisons; OECD data; Panel data; Cost efficiency; Stochastic frontier;

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Cited by:
  1. R. Cellini & G. Pignataro & I. Rizzo, 1999. "Competition and Efficiencyin health care: an analysis of the Italian case," Working Papers 354, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  2. Kjeld M�ller Pedersen, 2002. "The World Health Report 2000: dialogue of the deaf?," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(2), pages 93-101.

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