La crisi economica avrà pesanti ripercussioni sulla sanità

Should there be a ceiling on what percentage of GDP countries spend on health? Yes.Bosanquet N. BMJ. 2008 Sep 25;337:a1040.  From 1990 to 2005, health spending in real terms rose almost twice as fast as gross domestic product (GDP) across countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development—4.5% compared with 2.5%. This is unsustainable in an era of lower growth as the UK government, for example, says it has reached the limits of taxable capacity. A new approach is therefore needed. For the UK and for much of old Europe it would be strong and timely discipline to plan for health spending to increase at the same rate as GDP for the next five years. This would send a message that the key challenge is to get more value from the vast sums of money currently being spent on health services.  Leggi l'articolo 

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