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Title: The impact of no-fault compensation on health care expenditures: An empirical study of OECD countries
Authors: VANDERSTEEGEN, Tom
MARNEFFE, Wim
CLEEMPUT, Irina
VEREECK, Lode
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: HEALTH POLICY, 119, p. 367-374
Abstract: Around the world, governments are faced with spiralling health care expenditures. This raises the need for further insight in the determinants of these expenditures. Existing literature focuses primarily on income, ageing, health care financing and supply variables. This paper includes medical malpractice system characteristics as determinants of health spending in OECD countries. Estimates from our regression models suggest that no-fault schemes for medical injuries with decoupling of deterrence and compensation reduce health expenditures per capita by 0.11%. Furthermore, countries that introduced a no-fault system without decoupling of deterrence and compensation are found to have higher (+0.06%) health care spending.
Notes: Vandersteegen, T (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Fac Appl Econ, Martelarenlaan 42, BE-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. tom.vandersteegen@uhasselt.be; wim.marneffe@uhasselt.be; irina.cleemput@uhasselt.be; lode.vereeck@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/17217
Link to publication: http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0168851014002401
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.09.010
ISI #: 000352245700014
ISSN: 0168-8510
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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