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Aging in the Asian 'Tigers'

Aging in the Asian 'Tigers' »

Source: Aging in the Asian 'Tigers' : Challenges for Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 1997/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451856309

Keywords: aging, Asia, demographics, health, medical care, pension, medical insurance, labor force, pension schemes

The paper assesses the government expenditure effects from changing demographics in the Asian “Tiger” economies through 2050. With some exceptions, their limited social insurance commitments initially...

CHAPTER 11: Challenges in Reforming the Japanese Health Care System

CHAPTER 11: Challenges in Reforming the Japanese Health Care System »

Source: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

Countries around the world are anxiously searching for better health care systems. The development of health care systems has followed a different route in each country, influenced...

CHAPTER 5: Conceptual Framework for Classifying Health Systems

CHAPTER 5: Conceptual Framework for Classifying Health Systems »

Source: What Macroeconomists Should Know about Health Care Policy

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Peter Heller , and William Hsiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066182

Keywords: Health care, public health, health services, health policy, health expenditure

Like other socioeconomic systems, a health system is structured by state action or inaction to serve certain social purposes. A state makes conscious decisions in structuring the system to achieve certain ob...

CHAPTER 6: Containing Public Health Spending: Lessons from Experiences of Advanced Economies

CHAPTER 6: Containing Public Health Spending: Lessons from Experiences of Advanced Economies »

Source: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

Public health spending in advanced economies is projected to rise by an average of 3 percentage points of GDP over the next 20 years and by 6½ percentage points of GDP in the next 4...

CHAPTER 13: Containing Public Health Spending through Market-Based Health Reform in Germany

CHAPTER 13: Containing Public Health Spending through Market-Based Health Reform in Germany »

Source: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

OVERVIEW For more than 20 years, the main motivation of government interventions in the German health care system has been to contain the growth of nonwage labor costs. Rising payrol...

CHAPTER 12: Coverage Expansion and Cost Containment in the Republic of Korea

CHAPTER 12: Coverage Expansion and Cost Containment in the Republic of Korea »

Source: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN KOREA Health insurance was introduced for employees in large corporations in the Republic of Korea in 1977 and incrementally extended to employees in small...

CHAPTER 16: Evidence-Based Health Financing Reform in Thailand

CHAPTER 16: Evidence-Based Health Financing Reform in Thailand »

Source: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

OVERVIEW OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND REFORMS Thailand is a lower-middle-income country in Southeast Asia with a GDP per capita of $4,720 in 2010. Complete geographical coverage of the...

CHAPTER 3: Facts and Myths about Health Care and the Health Sector

CHAPTER 3: Facts and Myths about Health Care and the Health Sector »

Source: What Macroeconomists Should Know about Health Care Policy

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Peter Heller , and William Hsiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066182

Keywords: Health care, public health, health services, health policy, health expenditure

A. Basic Facts about the Health Sector Certain basic facts about the health sector and health care are not widely known. This section explains what macroeconomists should know on thi...

CHAPTER 15: Health Care Financing Reform in India’s Decentralized Health Care System

CHAPTER 15: Health Care Financing Reform in India’s Decentralized Health Care System »

Source: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

It is very widely acknowledged that health is an important component of human development. The empowerment of people comes from the freedoms they enjoy, and these include, among oth...

CHAPTER 8: Health Financing Systems in East Asia and the Pacific: Early Successes and Current Challenges

CHAPTER 8: Health Financing Systems in East Asia and the Pacific: Early Successes and Current Challenges »

Source: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781616352448

Keywords: health care, public health, health insurance, public health spending, health spending

This chapter provides an overview of health financing systems in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region of the World Bank. 1 The success of health...