sábado, fevereiro 2

Health spending grow at zero

«Health  spending slowed markedly or fell in many OECD countries  recently  after years of continuous growth, according to OECD Health Data 2012. As a result of the global economic crisis which began in 2008, a zero rate of growth in health expenditure was recorded on average in 2010, and preliminary estimates for 2011 suggest that low or negative growth in health spending continued in many of the countries for which data are available.»
«In Portugal, the government made commitments to achieve significant savings in 2011 and 2012. Savings were made by reducing tax allowances and health benefit schemes for civil servants as well as cutting the number of management staff, as a result of concentration and rationalisation in state hospitals and health centres. In September 2011, the country announced an 11% reduction in the NHS budget for2012, twice the budget cut under the EU/IMF bailout agreement. (Economist Intelligence Unit (2011), "Portugal healthcare: Hospitals for sale", Economist Intelligence Unit, London.)»
HEALTH SPENDING GROWTH AT ZERO: WHICH COUNTRIES, WHICH SECTORS ARE MOST AFFECTED?, David Morgan and Roberto Astolfi,  OECD Health Working Paper No. 60, 29-Jan-2013 link

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