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Title: The sustainability of European health care systems: Beyond income and aging
Authors: Magazzini, L. ×
Riccaboni, Massimo
Pammolli, F. #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: The European Journal of Health Economics vol:13 issue:5 pages:623-634
Abstract: During the last 30 years, health care expenditure (HCE) has been growing much more rapidly than GDP in OECD countries. In this paper, we review the determinants of HCE dynamics in Europe, taking into account the role of income, aging population, technological progress, female labor participation and public budgetary variables. We show that HCE is a multifaceted phenomenon where demographic, social, economic, technological and institutional factors all play an important role. The comparison of total, public and private HCE reveals an imbalance of European welfare toward the care of the elderly. European Governments should increasingly rely on pluralistic systems to balance sustainability and access and equilibrate the distribution of resources across the functions of the public welfare system.
ISSN: 1618-7598
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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