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The Role of Technology in Expenditure Growth in Healthcare

Amitabh Chandra and Jonathan Holmes

in The Future of Healthcare Reform In the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226254951
eISBN:
9780226255002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255002.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter presents a summary of the 2012 article “Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care” by Amitabh Chandra and Jonathan Skinner. It addresses the fact that most of the growth in ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book investigates the structural characteristics of the health care systems in Japan and United States, the economic incentives underlying the systems, and how they operate in practice. The ... More


The Distribution of Public Spending for Health Care in the United States on the Eve of Health Reform

Didem Bernard, Thomas Selden, and Yuriy Pylypchuk

in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226530857
eISBN:
9780226530994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530994.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

US health care spending in 2012 totaled $2.8 trillion or 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. Given the magnitude of health care spending, the large public sector role in health care, and the ... More


The Sources of Cost Difference in Health Insurance Plans: A Decomposition Analysis

Matthew Eichner, Mark McClellan, and David A. Wise (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Almost two-thirds of Americans under age sixty-five are covered by employer insurance plans. Like Medicare costs, employer medical costs have also risen quickly in recent years, and in many respects, ... More


The Effects of Demographic Change on Health and Medical Expenditures: A Simulation Analysis

Satoshi Nakanishi and Noriyoshi Nakayama

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the impact of the aging Japanese population on the health sector and on the economy as a whole. It focuses on (a) the effect of population aging on future medical care costs; ... More


How Well Are Social Security Recipients Protected from Inflation?

Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, and Sita Nataraj Slavov

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which examines how well Social Security recipients are protected from inflation, shows that Social Security benefits may not be as safe from inflation as is commonly believed. Because ... More


The Concentration of Medical Spending: An Update

David M. Cutler and Ellen Meara (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter aims to document how trends in spending by age have changed among elderly Medicare beneficiaries in the last decade and to reconcile the decline in disability rates with rapid increases ... More


Supplementing Public Insurance Coverage with Private Coverage: Implications for Medical Care Systems

David M. Cutler

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

All developed countries insure a significant part of the population through public insurance. But not all services are covered publicly, or the services covered may not be of the highest quality. ... More


Trends in Medicare Spending Near the End of Life

Jeffrey Geppert and Mark McClellan (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents quantitative evidence on the likely importance of improvements in health for reducing future health care costs, focusing on changes in mortality. The analysis yields three major ... More


Individual Expenditures and Medical Saving Accounts: Can They Work?

Matthew J. Eichner, Mark B. McClellan, and David A. Wise

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the medical saving account (MSA), which has received considerable policy attention as an alternative approach to improving the efficiency of individual spending decisions for ... More


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