Aging, health expenditure, proximity to death, and income in Finland.

  title={Aging, health expenditure, proximity to death, and income in Finland.},
  author={Unto T H{\"a}kkinen and Pekka Martikainen and Anja Noro and Elina K Nihtil{\"a} and Mikko Peltola},
  journal={Health economics, policy, and law},
  volume={3 Pt 2},
This study revisits the debate on the 'red herring', i.e. the claim that population aging will not have a significant impact on health care expenditure (HCE), using a Finnish data set. We decompose HCE into several components and include both survivors and deceased individuals into the analyses. We also compare the predictions of health expenditure based on a model that takes into account the proximity to death with the predictions of a naïve model, which includes only age and gender and their… CONTINUE READING


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