Population ageing and health care expenditure: New evidence on the ‘red herring’

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The observation that average health care expenditure rises with age generally leads experts and laymen alike to conclude that population ageing is the main driver of health care costs. In recently published studies we challenged this view (Zweifel et al., 1999 and Felder et al., 2000). Analysing health care expenditure of deceased persons, we showed that… (More)

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@inproceedings{Zweifel2005PopulationAA, title={Population ageing and health care expenditure: New evidence on the ‘red herring’}, author={Peter Zweifel and Stefan Felder and Andreas Werblow}, year={2005} }