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Projecting future health care expenditure at European level: drivers, methodology and main results

Bartosz Przywara

No 417, European Economy - Economic Papers 2008 - 2015 from Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission

Abstract: Summary for non-specialistsTo correctly assess the demography-related risks facing public finances in the EU over the next couple of decades and establish adequate policy responses to the demographic, social and economic developments, it is essential to devise a reliable method to estimate future health care expenditure. To tackle this issue, the European Commission and the Economic Policy Committee projected future public health care expenditure in all EU Member States over the period 2007-2060. A unique internationally comparable database has been established and a model built allowing to project health care spending in a common, coherent framework of macroeconomic variables. The model incorporates the most recent developments in demography and epidemiology and draws on new insights from health economics, allowing the comparison of the challenges facing both individual countries' health care systems and European society in its entirety.

Keywords: Healths; Ageing; Demography; Budgetary; projection; Public; finances; Health; care; expenditure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H51 I18 J11 J14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2010-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-eur, nep-hea and nep-pbe
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