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What Should Macroeconomists Know About Health Care Policy: A Primer

What Should Macroeconomists Know About Health Care Policy: A Primer »

Source: What Should Macroeconomists Know About Health Care Policy : A Primer

Volume/Issue: 2000/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Hsiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855807

Keywords: health economics, government expenditure, health expenditure, public health, health policy, health insurance

This primer aims to provide IMF macroeconomists with the essential information they need in situations where they must address issues concerning health sector policy and when they have significant macroeconomic imp...

Health Care and its Financing in Italy

Health Care and its Financing in Italy »

Source: Health Care and its Financing in Italy : Issues and Reform Options

Volume/Issue: 2000/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Franco Reviglio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451858099

Keywords: Public health care in Italy, health expenditure, expenditure, public expenditure, health expenditures

In Italy, health care budget ceilings are not effective. The poor control by the central government results in excessive use of expensive inputs, in long waiting lines for medical procedures, and in the emergence o...

Public Expenditure in the Slovak Republic

Public Expenditure in the Slovak Republic »

Source: Public Expenditure in the Slovak Republic : Composition and Technical Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2012/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505214

Keywords: technical efficiency, expenditure, public expenditure, health expenditure, expenditures, health expenditures, Slovakia,

Good practice suggests that budget allocations should reflect spending priorities and that spending should provide cost-effective delivery of public goods and services. This paper analyzes the composition of public...

Universal Health Care 101

Universal Health Care 101 »

Source: Universal Health Care 101 : Lessons for the Eastern Caribbean and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2009/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evridiki Tsounta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451872088

Keywords: Health economics, government expenditure, health spending, health insurance, health system, health financing,

Despite the increasing interest in universal health care, little is known about the optimal way to finance, design, and implement it. This paper attempts to fill this gap by providing some general policy recommenda...

Is Social Spending Procyclical?1

Is Social Spending Procyclical?1 »

Source: Is Social Spending Procyclical?

Volume/Issue: 2010/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Alejandro Hajdenberg , and Javier Arze del Granado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455209347

Keywords: social spending, expenditures, health expenditures, public expenditures, total expenditures,

This paper studies the cyclical behavior of public spending on health and education in 150 countries during 1987 - 2007. It finds that spending on education and health is procyclical in developing countries and acy...

What Should Macroeconomists Know about Health Care Policy?

What Should Macroeconomists Know about Health Care Policy? »

Source: What Should Macroeconomists Know about Health Care Policy?

Volume/Issue: 2007/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865776

Keywords: health economics, government expenditure, public health, health expenditure, health policy, health sector, National Government Expenditures and Health, Analysis of Health Care Markets,

This primer aims to provide IMF macroeconomists with the essential information they need to address issues concerning health sector policy, particularly when they have significant macroeconomic implications. Such i...

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...

Income Distribution and Social Expenditure in Brazil1

Income Distribution and Social Expenditure in Brazil1 »

Source: Income Distribution and Social Expenditure in Brazil

Volume/Issue: 1997/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451854237

Keywords: expenditures, primary education, expenditure, health expenditures, educational attainment

This paper examines trends in income distribution in Brazil and the determinants of income inequality, including social expenditure. While recent data reveal reduced income inequality since the Real Plan of July 19...

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...

The Health Sector in the Slovak Republic

The Health Sector in the Slovak Republic »

Source: The Health Sector in the Slovak Republic : Efficiency and Reform

Volume/Issue: 2007/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Victoria Gunnarsson , Sergio Lugaresi , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867909

Keywords: health sector reform, hospital beds, health spending, health outcomes, health expenditures, Slovakia,

The paper assesses the financial situation of the health sector in the Slovak Republic. It also evaluates the efficiency of health expenditures and service delivery in comparison to the OECD and other new EU member...