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Health Care Expenditure

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Total expenditure on health measures the final consumption of health care goods and services (i.e. current health expenditure) plus capital investment in health care infrastructure. It includes spending by both public and private sources (including households) on medical goods and services, as well as expenditures of public health and prevention programmes and administration. Excluded are a number of health‐related expenditure such as training, research and environmental health. The two major components of total current health expenditure are: expenditure on personal health care and expenditure on collective services.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2007-02-01

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