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The Growth of Health Expenditures: Ageing vs. Technological Progress

Brigitte Dormont, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Florian Pelgrin, and Marc Suhrcke

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses the links between health care expenditures, technology, and health status from a micro-level perspective. A conventional explanation for the rising share of health spending in ... More


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


What's Different about Health?: Human Repair and Car Repair in National Accounts and in National Health Accounts

Jack E. Triplett

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the question: Why is health care different from any other analogous service, such as car repair? Comparing measurement issues in human repair and car repair is instructive. ... More


Preferences towards Health Care: Is Health a Luxury Good?

Brigitte Dormont, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Florian Pelgrin, and Marc Suhrcke

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter investigates empirically the relation between GDP growth and health expenditures. Since Newhouse (1977) an extensive empirical literature has sought to assess whether health care is a ... More


Integrating the Different Drivers: Projections of Total Health Expenditures, 2025–2050

Brigitte Dormont, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Florian Pelgrin, and Marc Suhrcke

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter develops a projection method to assess the size of aggregate expenditures (both public and private) that could be channeled to the health sector. It proposes an integrated framework of ... More


The Impact of Health on Productivity and Growth

Brigitte Dormont, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Florian Pelgrin, and Marc Suhrcke

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter assesses the impact of health expenditures and better health status on potential growth and productivity. It presents some ‘thought experiments’ on the indexation of active life on ... 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


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


Health Status and the Public Health System in India

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter we present sociologically significant aspects of the public health system under eight sections, broadly covering the themes: Health status of the population, Health care delivery and ... More


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

Joan Costa-Font, Christophe Courbage, and Alistair McGuire (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book contains an analysis of issues concerning the economic decision making regarding healthcare technologies. It includes behavioural aspects, organization and incentives for new technology ... 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


Effects on Financial Sustainability and Efficacy

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter first evaluates five aspects of financial sustainability: trends in health-care expenditures and their distribution by sector; sources of financing; compliance (evasion and payment ... More


Health Financing

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

As the world moves from vertical programs to Universal Health Coverage, governments must address health financing to develop systems. This chapter focuses on the financing of health care in ... More


Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: An Overview of Measurement Issues

Ernst R. Berndt, David M. Cutler, Richard G. Frank, Zvi Griliches, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Jack E. Triplett

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The measurement of the output of the medical care system is necessary to assess the productivity levels and growth of a country's economy and medical care system. Medical price indexes have uses ... More


Financing Medicare: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Orazio Attanasio, Sagiri Kitao, and Giovanni L. Violante

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter deals with the long-term financing of Medicare in the United States. The chapter provides a model that features employer-provided health insurance, Medicare for the elderly, and Social ... More


Aligning Clinical Practice with Best Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness: Payment Policy for Evidence-Based Medical Care

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Contemporary U.S. health care is characterized by the under-use of services known to improve patients’ outcomes and the over-use of services beyond what can benefit patients. Large proportions of ... 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


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


Medical Care in the Consumer Price Index

Ina Kay Ford and Daniel H. Ginsburg

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The medical care component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is evolving into a more comprehensive measure of household medical expense price movement in the economy. The personal consumption ... More


Health Infrastructure and Other Proximate Determinants of the Health Outcomes

Arvind Panagariya, Pinaki Chakraborty, and M. Govinda Rao

in State Level Reforms, Growth, and Development in Indian States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199367863
eISBN:
9780199367887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367863.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an overview of potential correlates of health outcomes across the Indian states. These include most importantly per capita income and female literacy. The chapter discusses the ... More


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