Cost Containment in Europe

  title={Cost Containment in Europe},
  author={Anthony Culyer},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
Health care cost containment is not in itself a sensible policy objective, because any assessment of the appropriateness of health care expenditure in aggregate, as of that on specific programs, requires a balancing of costs and benefits at the margin. International data on expenditures can, however, provide indications of the likely impact on costs and expenditures of structural features of health care systems. Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development for both… CONTINUE READING
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