Health care cost containment in the Federal Republic of Germany.
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Since 1977, cost containment has been an integral part of health policy in the Federal Republic of Germany. The common goal
of the cost-containment acts was to bring the growth of health care expenditures in line with growth of wages and salaries
of sickness fund members. The Health Care Reform Act of 1989 is the most recent manifestation of this policy. The main features
of the numerous cost-containment acts are described in this article, and the effects of cost containment on supply and demand
Ambulatory Care/economics : Cost Control/legislation & jurisprudence : Delivery of Health Care/economics : Dental Care/economics
: Economics, Hospital : Germany, West : Health Expenditures/trends : Health Services Needs and Demand : Insurance, Health/legislation
& jurisprudence : Models, Theoretical : National Health Programs/organization & administration : Pharmaceutical Services/economics
: Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.