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THE DEATH RELATED COSTS HYPOTHESIS IN THE CZECH HEALTH CARE SYSTEM – THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

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Type: Articles in journals with impact factor
Year: 2010
Number: 1
ISSN / ISBN: ISSN 1210-0455
Published in: Prague Economic Papers
Publishing place: Praha
Keywords: healthcare, last year of life, financial sustainability
JEL codes: H51
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Grants: GACR 402/08/0501 (2008-2010) Political Economy of Public Spending
Abstract: Growing concern about future sustainability of public budgets in the context of population ageing has given rise to a large debate on the role of age in the context of health care expenditure. Growing evidence on the so called death related costs hypothesis arguing that the positive relationship between age of the cohort and related health care expenditure is the result of growing probability of death changes in an important manner the results of the projections. The aim of this paper is to explore the importance of the death related costs hypothesis in the Czech health expenditure data and the impact of the hypothesis on the projection of the financial sustainability of the Czech health care system.

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