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Health Spending Continues to Stagnate in Many OECD Countries

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  • David Morgan
  • Roberto Astolfi

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The global economic crisis which began in 2008 has had a dramatic effect on health spending across OECD countries. Estimates of expenditure on health released back in 2012 showed that, for the first time, health spending had slowed markedly or fallen across many OECD countries after years of continuous growth. As a result, close to zero growth in health expenditure was recorded on average in 2010. Preliminary estimates suggested that the low or negative growth in health spending was set to continue in many OECD countries in following years... La crise économique mondiale qui a débuté en 2008 a profondément modifié l'évolution des dépenses de santé des pays de l’OCDE. Les estimations publiées en 2012 ont montré que, pour la première fois après des années de croissance ininterrompue, les dépenses de santé avaient sensiblement ralenti, voire diminué, dans de nombreux pays. Ainsi, leur taux de croissance moyen s’établissait autour de zéro en 2010 et, d’après les premières estimations, il serait resté faible ou négatif dans de nombreux pays en 2011...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Health Working Papers with number 68.

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Date of creation: 03 Apr 2014
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Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaad:68-en

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