AFTER DECADES OF RAPID growth, the rate of increase in health services spending appears to be moderating.
Although a slowdown in health expenditure growth would release resources for other uses in the economy, concerns have been raised about the effects of a spending slowdown on health workers and regional economies.
Based on projections carried out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the health reform debate and on state health sector employment data, the author concludes that health workers may experience costly dislocation as health spending growth slows, and some regions may be more affected than others.
However, the appropriate response is a general economic policy supporting economic growth and full employment : policy with regard to health expenditure growth cannot be held hostage to concerns about employment effects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Coût, Dépense, Santé, Personnel sanitaire, Emploi, Contrôle coût, Homme, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Politique sanitaire, Dépense nationale santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Costs, Expenditure, Health, Health staff, Employment, Cost control, Human, Health economy, United States, North America, America, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0281077
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 27/11/1998.