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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Government Spending on Health Care and Education in Croatia

Government Spending on Health Care and Education in Croatia »

Source: Government Spending on Health Care and Education in Croatia : Efficiency and Reform Options

Volume/Issue: 2008/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Victoria Gunnarsson , and Etibar Jafarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869958

Keywords: health care, health spending, hospital beds

This paper assesses the relative efficiency of government spending on health care and education in Croatia by using the so-called Data Envelopment Analysis. The analysis finds evidence of significant inefficiencies...

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...