volume 26, issue 4, P674-690 2010
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grq032
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F. Breyer, J. Costa-Font, S. Felder

Abstract: The population in the developed world has experienced a significant increase in life expectancy over the last 50 years. Simultaneously, while the onset of comorbidities has been deferred to older age groups, health-care expenditure has grown dramatically, primarily owing to the advancement of medical technology and the expansion of individual income levels, along with population ageing in the wake of increased longevity. However, the contribution of population ageing to health expenditure growth is subject to …

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