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Demographic Factors and Health Expenditure Profiles by Age: The Case of Italy. ENEPRI Research Reports No. 18, 18 May 2006

Gabriele, S and Cislaghi, C and Costantini, F. (2006) Demographic Factors and Health Expenditure Profiles by Age: The Case of Italy. ENEPRI Research Reports No. 18, 18 May 2006. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the health expenditure profile by age and gender of survivors and deceased in four Italian regions. Per capita spending on the deceased constantly diminishes after middle age. The ratio between per capita expenditures on deceased and survivors by age shows a downward trend after about 40 years. Although we chose four regions situated in the North, Centre and South of Italy, we may conclude that there are no significant differences among them with respect to health costs near death, in spite of the wide regional gap and the different Regional Health Service models. Health spending projections for Italy – as well as for other countries – are less pessimistic when account is taken of costs near death. The main result of this study is that both the specific profile of per capita health expenditure for the deceased and the characteristic trend of the deceased/survived ratio, found for Tuscany and for other countries, can be roughly confirmed for Italy.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > public health policy
    Countries > Italy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > ENEPRI Research Reports
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2009
    Page Range: p. 31
    Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 13:24
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9486

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