Life expectancy and health care expenditures: a new calculation for Germany using the costs of dying.

@article{Breyer2006LifeEA,
  title={Life expectancy and health care expenditures: a new calculation for Germany using the costs of dying.},
  author={Friedrich Breyer and Stefan Felder},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={
          178-86
        }
}
  • Friedrich Breyer, Stefan Felder
  • Published in Health policy 2006
  • Medicine
  • Some people believe that the impact of population ageing on future health care expenditures will be quite moderate due to the high costs of dying. If not age per se but proximity to death determines the bulk of expenditures, a shift in the mortality risk to higher ages will not affect lifetime health care expenditures as death occurs only once in every life. We attempt to take this effect into account when we calculate the demographic impact on health care expenditures in Germany. From a Swiss… CONTINUE READING

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