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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...

Achy But Healthy

Achy But Healthy »

Source: Achy But Healthy : Lessons From the Israeli Health Sector

Volume/Issue: 1994/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yaakov Kop

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

ISBN: 9781451853537

Keywords: health sector, medical services, health care, health law, health insurance

Health policy has been for some time high on the agenda of many countries--and where it has not, it should be. Since no ideal model of health services has ever been devised 9 one may look for favorable elements in...

Global Monitoring Report, 2008
			: MDGs and the Environment:  Agenda for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Global Monitoring Report, 2008 : MDGs and the Environment: Agenda for Inclusive and Sustainable Development »

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780821373842.019

ISBN: 9780821373842

Keywords: environment, climate change, environmental sustainability, health care, malnutrition

Global Monitoring Report 2008, the fifth in an annual series, is essential reading for those who wish to follow the global development agenda and debate in 2008. The year marks the midpoint toward the 2015 deadline...

Global Monitoring Report, 2009
			: A Development Emergency

Global Monitoring Report, 2009 : A Development Emergency »

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780821378595.019

ISBN: 9780821378595

Keywords: health care, trade facilitation, financial sector, financial services, international trade

A Development Emergency: the title of this year's Global Monitoring Report, the sixth in an annual series, could not be more apt. The global economic crisis, the most severe since the Great Depression, is rapidly t...

Rural Poverty in Developing Countries
			: Implications for Public Policy

Rural Poverty in Developing Countries : Implications for Public Policy »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Mahmood Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060067.051

ISBN: 9781589060067

Keywords: rural poverty, health care, agricultural land, paper, literacy

Reviews causes of poverty in rural areas and presents a policy framework for reducing rural poverty, including through land reform, public works programs, access to credit, physical and social infrastructure, subsi...

Confronting Budget Deficits

Confronting Budget Deficits »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756152.051

ISBN: 9781557756152

Keywords: unemployment, health care, social welfare, welfare programs, social security

The phenomenon of substantial peacetime budget deficits over the past20 years has been traced to the burden of entitlements, a slowdown ineconomic productivity, and demographic and macroeconomic shifts in theindust...

The United States Economy
			: Performance and Issues

The United States Economy : Performance and Issues »

Series: Books

Author(s): Yusuke Horiguchi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752314.071

ISBN: 9781557752314

Keywords: health care, exchange rates, social security, equation, unemployment

This book, by a staff team headed by Yusuke Horiguchi, examines U.S. economic policy and performance in the 1980s, during which the United States enjoyed its longest peacetime expansion. Notwithstanding the buoyant...

Public Expenditure Handbook
			: A Guide to Public Policy Issues in Developing Countries

Public Expenditure Handbook : A Guide to Public Policy Issues in Developing Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752222.071

ISBN: 9781557752222

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, military, health care, fiscal policy

This handbook, edited by Ke-young Chu and Richard Hemming, offers guidance to officials formulating public policy recommendations, so that the aggregate level of public spending conforms with the economy's overall...

The Economy of West Bank and Gaza
			: Recent Experience, Prospects, and Challenges to Private Sector Development

The Economy of West Bank and Gaza : Recent Experience, Prospects, and Challenges to Private Sector Development »

Series: Books

Author(s): Steven Barnett , Dale Chua , Nur Calika , Oussama Kanaan , and Milan Zavadjil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 May 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757258.071

ISBN: 9781557757258

Keywords: monetary authority, health care, banking, private investment, free trade

The economy of the West Bank and Gaza Strip faces a difficult external environment in 1997. This paper, by Steven Barnett, Nur Calika, Dale Chua, Oussama Kanaan, and Milan Zavadijil, presents an assessment of the r...

France: Selected Issues

France: Selected Issues »

Source: France : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 1997/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451813395

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

This Selected Issues paper reviews developments in health care spending in France and discusses the recent measures to improve the functioning of the system and contain costs. It argues that by addressing many of t...