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Death Related Costs Hypothesis in the Czech Health Care System - The Present and the Future

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Growing concern about fiscal sustainability with respect to the population ageing has given rise to a large debate on the role of age in the context of health care expenditure. Growing evidence on the so called death related costs hypothesis arguing that the positive relationship between age of the cohort and related health care expenditure is the result of growing probability of death changes significantly influencing of the projections. The aim of this paper is to explore the importance of the death related costs hypothesis in the Czech health expenditure data and the impact of the hypothesis on the projection of the financial sustainability of the Czech health care system.

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  • Kateřina Pavloková, 2010. "Death Related Costs Hypothesis in the Czech Health Care System - The Present and the Future," Prague Economic Papers, Prague University of Economics and Business, vol. 2010(1), pages 74-89.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2010:y:2010:i:1:id:365:p:74-89
    DOI: 10.18267/j.pep.365
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    health care; last year of life; fiscal sustainability;
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    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health

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