OECD Health Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-2015 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18152015
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD. Authorship is usually collective, but principal writers are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language - English or French - with a summary in the other.
 

Health Spending Growth at Zero

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Author(s):
David Morgan1, Roberto Astolfi1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
29 Jan 2013
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No.:
60
Pages
24
DOI
10.1787/5k4dd1st95xv-en

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Health spending slowed markedly or fell in many OECD countries recently after years of continuous growth, according to OECD Health Data 2012. As a result of the global economic crisis which began in 2008, a zero rate of growth in health expenditure was recorded on average in 2010, and preliminary estimates for 2011 suggest that low or negative growth in health spending continued in many of the countries for which data are available.
JEL Classification:
  • H51: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / Government Expenditures and Health
  • I12: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health Production
  • I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health