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What do we know about the role of health care technology in driving health care expenditure growth?

Alistair McGuire and Victoria Serra-Sastre

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter positions the debate of technology change in health care in the context of health systems reform. It discusses definitions of technological change and innovation, and their impact in ... More


Finding Care

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores how persons with disabilities find doctors and other health care professionals to provide primary and specialty care. It presents information about health care services used by ... More


The Complex Relationship between Healthcare Reform and Innovation

Darius Lakdawalla, Anup Malani, and Julian Reif

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/9780226255002.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Health care expenditure in the United States has grown rapidly, exceeding the annual growth in GDP by 2.5% since 1960. This rise has strained budgets and is the focus of the current national debate ... More


Measuring Health Services in the National Accounts: An International Perspective

Paul Schreyer, Matilde Mas, and J. Steven Landefeld

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/9780226530994.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Health expenditure accounts for between 4 and 15% of GDP in OECD countries and constitutes one of the most important expenditure items. We review the concepts that the System of National Accounts ... More


Concentration and Persistence of Health Care Costs for the Aged

Seiritsu Ogura and Reiko Suzuki

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/9780226620831.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the distribution of health care expenditures among the elderly in Japan. It examines both regional and interpersonal variations in the hope of finding what determines each. It ... More


Ageing and pharmaceutical innovation

Roland Eisen and Yasemin Ilgin

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter asks whether elderly people only spend more on pharmaceuticals to have an easier life, or whether the pharmaceutical industry reacts to this trend of ‘population greying’ by directing ... More


Trends in Prescription Drug Use by the Disabled Elderly

Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, and Thomas MaCurdy

in Developments in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter uses the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to analyze trends in the utilization of pharmaceuticals by disabled and nondisabled beneficiaries in the community (noninstitutionalized) ... More


Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment: Implications for Bedside Rationing

Howard Brody

in Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199989447
eISBN:
9780190207489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989447.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that overdiagnosis and overtreatment account for such a large part of health care expenditures that physician attention to reducing such overuse might in and of itself provide a ... More


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