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Health expenditure trends in OECD countries, 1990-2001.

Huber M, Orosz E - Health Care Financ Rev (2003)

Bottom Line: This article presents data on health care spending for 30 OECD countries from OECD Health Data 2003, the latest edition of OECD's annual data collection on health systems across industrialized countries.OECD data show health care expenditures as a proportion of gross domestic product at an all-time high, due to both increased expenditures and overall economic slow-down.The article discusses similarities and differences across countries in how health care expenditures are funded and how the health care dollar is spent among types of services.

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This article presents data on health care spending for 30 OECD countries from OECD Health Data 2003, the latest edition of OECD's annual data collection on health systems across industrialized countries. OECD data show health care expenditures as a proportion of gross domestic product at an all-time high, due to both increased expenditures and overall economic slow-down. The article discusses similarities and differences across countries in how health care expenditures are funded and how the health care dollar is spent among types of services.

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Health Care Expenditures, by Type of Service Provision: 2001
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Mentions: OECD countries differ in the ways health care expenditures are allocated according to type of service provided and medical goods consumed (Figure 7). In 2001, on average across OECD countries, 38 percent of total health care expenditures was allocated to inpatient care, 31 percent for ambulatory services (including ancillary services and home care), 21 percent for medical goods (including pharmaceuticals and medical appliances) and the remaining 10 percent was spent on collective services (administration and general public health prevention programs). But there are significant differences among countries. For example, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland allocated 45 percent or more of their health care expenditures on inpatient care in 2001, while countries such as the U.S. and Canada spent less than 30 percent on this component of their health care system (Figure 7). Hungary and the Slovak Republic spent almost 40 percent of their total health care expenditures on medical goods (including pharmaceuticals, such as prescription drugs), while Denmark, Switzerland, and the U.S. spent less than 15 percent on this item.


Health expenditure trends in OECD countries, 1990-2001.

Huber M, Orosz E - Health Care Financ Rev (2003)

Health Care Expenditures, by Type of Service Provision: 2001
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f7-hcfr-25-1-001: Health Care Expenditures, by Type of Service Provision: 2001
Mentions: OECD countries differ in the ways health care expenditures are allocated according to type of service provided and medical goods consumed (Figure 7). In 2001, on average across OECD countries, 38 percent of total health care expenditures was allocated to inpatient care, 31 percent for ambulatory services (including ancillary services and home care), 21 percent for medical goods (including pharmaceuticals and medical appliances) and the remaining 10 percent was spent on collective services (administration and general public health prevention programs). But there are significant differences among countries. For example, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland allocated 45 percent or more of their health care expenditures on inpatient care in 2001, while countries such as the U.S. and Canada spent less than 30 percent on this component of their health care system (Figure 7). Hungary and the Slovak Republic spent almost 40 percent of their total health care expenditures on medical goods (including pharmaceuticals, such as prescription drugs), while Denmark, Switzerland, and the U.S. spent less than 15 percent on this item.

Bottom Line: This article presents data on health care spending for 30 OECD countries from OECD Health Data 2003, the latest edition of OECD's annual data collection on health systems across industrialized countries.OECD data show health care expenditures as a proportion of gross domestic product at an all-time high, due to both increased expenditures and overall economic slow-down.The article discusses similarities and differences across countries in how health care expenditures are funded and how the health care dollar is spent among types of services.

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ABSTRACT
This article presents data on health care spending for 30 OECD countries from OECD Health Data 2003, the latest edition of OECD's annual data collection on health systems across industrialized countries. OECD data show health care expenditures as a proportion of gross domestic product at an all-time high, due to both increased expenditures and overall economic slow-down. The article discusses similarities and differences across countries in how health care expenditures are funded and how the health care dollar is spent among types of services.

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