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The cost of health care across countries: how to pay for what?

  • At: Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (2012)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: ABRAHAM, Ivo (University of Arizona, Center for Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research, Tucson, United States of America)
  • Co-author(s): Sun, D. (University of Arizona, Tucson, United States of America)
  • Abstract:

    Pharmaceutical expenditures account for a relatively small proportion of total health expenditures in higher-middle-income and high-income countries (e.g., a median of 16% for OECD countries), but may reach as high as 50% in low-income countries. Health- and pharmaco-economic policy tends to be a national responsibility: “how to pay for what” is


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