22 Dec 2006

Demographic Changes and Aggregate Health-Care Expenditure in Europe

Terkel Christiansen / Mickael Bech / Jørgen Lauridsen / Pascal Nielsen

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The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between ageing and the development in the aggregate health care expenditure in EU countries on a macroeconomic level when economic and institutional variables are included. The results of the model will be used to extrapolate the total health care expenditure for the next 10 years.