Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Ernesto Crivelli , Adam Leive , and Thomas Stratmann
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 June 2010
Keywords: Healthcare spending, decentralization, soft budget constraints, health spending, budget constraints, public health, health expenditure, National Government Expenditures and Health,
Government spending on health has grown as a percent of GDP over the last 40 years in industrialized countries. Widespread decentralization of healthcare systems has often accompanied this increase in spending. In...