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Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health
ISBN 9789264266278
Code: #812016241P1

Publication year: 2017

Cdn: $94.00; US: $72.00
Paperback + PDF
Language: English
304 pages
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Following a brief pause after the economic crisis, health expenditure is rising again in most OECD countries. Yet, a considerable part of this health expenditure makes little or no contribution to improving people's health. In some cases, it even results in worse health outcomes. Countries could potentially spend significantly less on health care with no impact on health system performance, or on health outcomes. This report systematically reviews strategies put in place by countries to limit ineffective spending and waste. On the clinical front, preventable errors and low-value care are discussed. The operational waste discussion reviews strategies to obtain lower prices for medical goods and to better target the use of expensive inputs. Finally, the report reviews countries experiences in containing administrative costs and integrity violations in health.

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Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health
Cdn: $94.00; US: $72.00
OECD - in English BookID: 119124 Added: 2017.1.11