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OECD Health Working Papers

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.

English, French

Health Spending Continues to Stagnate in Many OECD Countries

The global economic crisis which began in 2008 has had a dramatic effect on health spending across OECD countries. Estimates of expenditure on health released back in 2012 showed that, for the first time, health spending had slowed markedly or fallen across many OECD countries after years of continuous growth. As a result, close to zero growth in health expenditure was recorded on average in 2010. Preliminary estimates suggested that the low or negative growth in health spending was set to continue in many OECD countries in following years...

English

JEL: I12: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health Behavior; I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health; H51: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / National Government Expenditures and Health
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