The cost of health care across countries: how to pay for what?
- At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- 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)
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.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.