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Terminal costs, improved life expectancy and future public health expenditure

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  • Thomas Bjørner
  • Søren Arnberg

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  • Thomas Bjørner & Søren Arnberg, 2012. "Terminal costs, improved life expectancy and future public health expenditure," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 129-143, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ijhcfe:v:12:y:2012:i:2:p:129-143
    DOI: 10.1007/s10754-012-9106-1
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    Keywords

    Public health expenditure forecast; Healthy ageing; Cost of dying; Two-part model; H51; I12; J14;
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    JEL classification:

    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination

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