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Title
Using marginal analysis to evaluate health spending trends.
First Author
Kowalczyk, George I
Date of Pub
1988 Winter
Pages
123-129
Volume
10
Issue
2
Other Authors
Freeland, Mark S; Levit, Katharine R
Abstract
In summary, the alternative methodology for measuring health spending trends compares the increment in health spending with the increment in the GNP as a measure of ability to pay. This method of analysis cannot solve the myriad of health cost problems, but it can help clarify the choices and judgments that society is implicitly making at the margin. By making these marginal allocation decisions more explicit, public and private decisionmakers can presumably make judgments that conform more closely to society's preferences, whether it be for more or less spending on health. This, in turn, should enhance the well-being of society.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Costs and Cost Analysis/statistics & numerical data : Economics, Hospital/statistics & numerical data : Financing, Organized/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188486