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Efficiency estimates of health care systems

João Medeiros and Christoph Schwierz

No 549, European Economy - Economic Papers 2008 - 2015 from Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission

Abstract: Health care spending has been rising faster than national income throughout the EU for decades and is projected to continue doing so as a result of population ageing. However, this paper estimates that there is substantial scope to improve the efficiency of Europe's health care systems and that this could halt the rise in health care expenditure as a proportion of GDP over the long term.

JEL-codes: C51 I12 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2015-06
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