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The fiscal crisis in the health sector: Patterns of cutback management across Europe


  • Ongaro, Edoardo
  • Ferré, Francesca
  • Fattore, Giovanni


The article investigates trends in health sector cutback management strategies occurred during the ongoing financial and fiscal crisis across Europe.

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  • Ongaro, Edoardo & Ferré, Francesca & Fattore, Giovanni, 2015. "The fiscal crisis in the health sector: Patterns of cutback management across Europe," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 119(7), pages 954-963.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:119:y:2015:i:7:p:954-963
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.04.008

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    1. Signorelli, C. & Odone, A. & Oradini-Alacreu, A. & Pelissero, G., 2020. "Universal Health Coverage in Italy: lights and shades of the Italian National Health Service which celebrated its 40th anniversary," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 124(1), pages 69-74.
    2. Noto, Guido & Belardi, Paolo & Vainieri, Milena, 2020. "Unintended consequences of expenditure targets on resource allocation in health systems," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 124(4), pages 462-469.
    3. Liang, Li-Lin & Tussing, A. Dale, 2019. "The cyclicality of government health expenditure and its effects on population health," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 123(1), pages 96-103.


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