Author(s): João Medeiros, Christoph Schwierz
Health care spending has been rising faster than national income throughout the EU for decades and is projected to continue doing so as a result of population ageing. However, this paper estimates that there is substantial scope to improve the efficiency of Europe's health care systems and that this could halt the rise in health care expenditure as a proportion of GDP over the long term.
Categories: Economic indicators ; Structural policies, growth and development ; Public finances
Series: Economic Papers
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