First published on
29 September 2016
Discussion Paper 37

Cost-Containment Policies in Hospital Expenditure in the European Union


This paper summarises documented evidence on a number of policies to contain costs in the hospital sector.


Christoph Schwierz

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Discussion Papers 37. September 2016. Brussels. PDF. 76pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free. 

KC-BD-16-037-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-54446-0 (online)
ISSN 2443-8022 (online)
doi: 10.2765/253237 (online)

JEL classification: I11, I18


Discussion Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analysis. The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily correspond to those of the European Commission.


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