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Controlling Health Expenditures- The Canadian Reality


  • Evans, R.G.
  • Lomas, J.
  • Barer, M.A.
  • Labelle, R.J.
  • Fooks, C.
  • Stoddart, G.L.
  • Anderson, G.M.
  • Feeny, D.
  • Gafni, A.
  • Torrance, G.W.
  • Tholl, W.G.


The Major difference between the United States and Canada with respect to health expenditures lies in the degree of centralization of the cost control process.

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  • Evans, R.G. & Lomas, J. & Barer, M.A. & Labelle, R.J. & Fooks, C. & Stoddart, G.L. & Anderson, G.M. & Feeny, D. & Gafni, A. & Torrance, G.W. & Tholl, W.G., 1989. "Controlling Health Expenditures- The Canadian Reality," Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 89:11r, University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research..
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:89:11r

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    4. William B. P. Robson, 2001. "Six Pillars of Social Policy: The State of Pensions and Health Care in Canada," The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater,in: Patrick Grady & Andrew Sharpe (ed.), The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, pages 183-224 Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
    5. Di Matteo, Livio, 2000. "The determinants of the public-private mix in Canadian health care expenditures: 1975-1996," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 52(2), pages 87-112, June.
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    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets


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