What should macroeconomists know about health care policy?, Issues 2007-2013
International Monetary Fund, 2007 - Medical - 101 pages
This primer aims to provide IMF macroeconomists with the essential information they need to address issues concerning health sector policy, particularly when they have significant macroeconomic implications. Such issues can also affect equity and growth and are fundamental to any strategy of poverty reduction. The primer highlights the appropriate roles for the state and market in health care financing and provision. It also suggests situations in which macroeconomists should engage health sector specialists in policy formulation exercises. Finally, it reviews the different health policy issues that confront countries at alternative stages of economic development and the range of appropriate policy options.
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Why Macroeconomists Must Understand Health Issues
Health Expenditure for the five Most Costly Conditions 2002
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access to health advanced economies allocation Average annual growth basic health capita GDP competition cost-effective Czech Republic demand disease prevention drugs effective equal access establish fee-for-service finance health formal sector funding health care costs health care system Health Economics health expenditure inflation health outcome health policy health practitioners health sector health spending health status health system HIV/AIDS hospital services incentives income increase induce demand insuconce level of health LICs Macro-organization macroeconomic macroeconomists managed market failures medical technologies Medisave MICs moral hazard national health organization output indicators patients payment percent of GDP physicians population PPP basis primary private hospitals private insurance private practices private sector programs Protection public health services public hospitals quality of health quality of services rate of GDP regulations revenue Risk risk-protection rural social health insurance social insurance social insurance plans Sri Lanka Stage supply Table transition economies World Bank