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Title
Health care cost containment in the Federal Republic of Germany.
First Author
Schneider, Markus
Date of Pub
1991 Spring
Pages
87-101
Volume
12
Issue
3
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
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 are analyzed.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
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.
NTIS Number
PB91-201384