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What Macroeconomists Should Know about Health Care Policy

What Macroeconomists Should Know about Health Care Policy »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Peter Heller , and William Hsiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066182.058

ISBN: 9781589066182

Keywords: Health care, public health, health services, health policy, health expenditure

This primer explains why macroeconomists need to be concerned with issues of health policy and elaborates the essential information that a macroeconomist should know in providing inputs to discussions on health sec...

The Spanish Social Security

The Spanish Social Security »

Source: The Spanish Social Security : Prospects of the Pension and Health-Care Systems

Volume/Issue: 1995/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joaquim Levy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1995

ISBN: 9781451849400

Keywords: health care, pension, pension system, health-care

The social security system in Spain has steadily expanded since the late 1970s. Currently, social security expenditure exceeds 15 percent of GDP, being a factor of fiscal imbalance. This paper reviews achievements...

The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352448.071

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

Health care reform will be a key fiscal policy challenge in both advanced and emerging economies in coming years. In the advanced economies, the health sector has been one of the main drivers of government expendit...

The Macroeconomics of HIV/AIDS

The Macroeconomics of HIV/AIDS »

Series: Books

Author(s): Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063600.071

ISBN: 9781589063600

Keywords: hiv/aids, hiv, aids, health care

This paper analyzes the macroeconomics of HIV/AIDS. The paper highlights that the mortality and morbidity associated with AIDS make it unlike most other types of sickness and disease. The paper describes the most c...

Health and Development

Health and Development »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063419.052

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

The past century has been marked by rapid advances in human welfare. People in most parts of the world are healthier and are living longer. While this trend is likely to continue, hopes are fading in some regions w...

Republic of Lithuania: Selected Issues

Republic of Lithuania: Selected Issues »

Source: Republic of Lithuania : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2015/139

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513594125

Keywords: health, health care, hospitals, workers, public health

This Selected Issues paper reviews public expenditure in Lithuania with a view to identify areas for which deeper reforms may be warranted to improve spending efficiency and contain future spending pressures. The p...

Republic of Lithuania: Selected Issues

Republic of Lithuania: Selected Issues »

Source: Republic of Lithuania : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2015/139

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513594125

Keywords: health, health care, hospitals, workers, public health

This Selected Issues paper reviews public expenditure in Lithuania with a view to identify areas for which deeper reforms may be warranted to improve spending efficiency and contain future spending pressures. The p...

Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758736.084

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

As part of its mandate, the IMF seeks to create the conditions necessary for sustained high-quality growth, which encompasses a broad range of elements. These include sound macroeconomic policies, growth-enhancing...

U.S. Health Care Reform

U.S. Health Care Reform »

Source: U.S. Health Care Reform

Volume/Issue: 1993/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ellen Nedde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1993

ISBN: 9781451951189

Keywords: health care, health insurance, health care spending, health expenditure, medical care

High and rapidly rising health care costs in the United States and growing ranks of uninsured persons have brought health care reform to the top of the U.S. Administration’s policy agenda. This paper describ...

The U.S. Health Care Industry

The U.S. Health Care Industry »

Source: The U.S. Health Care Industry : Performance and Issues

Volume/Issue: 1990/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

ISBN: 9781451931266

Keywords: health care, medicare, health care costs, health care expenditures, health insurance

This paper describes how economic behavior in the market for health care in the United States is influenced by a range of impediments to the functioning of the price mechanism which impart an upward bias to health...