Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Masahiro Nozaki , Kenichiro Kashiwase , and Ikuo Saito
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 04 August 2014
Keywords: long-term care, health care, capita health spending, budget caps, General, Health Insurance, Public and Private,
Health spending has risen rapidly in Japan. We find two-thirds of the spending increase over 1990-2011 resulted from ageing, and the rest from excess cost growth. The spending level will rise further: ageing alone...