Demographic Changes and Aggregate Health-Care Expenditure in Europe

by Terkel Christiansen, Mickael Bech, Jørgen Lauridsen, Pascal Nielsen
December, 2006

The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between ageing and the development in the aggregate health care expenditure in EU countries on a macroeconomic level when economic and institutional variables are included. The results of the model will be used to extrapolate the total health care expenditure for the next 10 … Continued

Health Status and Health Care Systems in Central and Eastern European Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary

by Stanisława Golinowska, Agnieszka Sowa, Roman Topór-Mądry
December, 2006

The analysis aims to describe processes of demographic and epidemiological change, as well as health status self-assessment in selected Central and Eastern Europe countries (CEECs), including both the new member states and the candidate countries. The analysis is presented in the context of the use of medical services and the structure of services used. Special … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries Country Report – Slovak Republic

by Vladimír Kvetan, Viliam Páleník
December, 2006

Over the last 15 years, dramatic changes have been underway in the Slovak Republic in terms of both the health of the population and healthcare provision. This study provides information and key findings on the morbidity, health status and utilisation of healthcare services in the Slovak Republic. In presenting the demographic picture in the country, … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries Country Report – Poland

by Stanisława Golinowska, Agnieszka Sowa
December, 2006

The objective of this report is to analyse the prevalence of good and poor health in Poland and the impact of self-assessed health on the use of health care services. Special attention is given to the impact of ageing on health status and the utilisation of health care. In addition, other social and economic factors … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries Country Report – Hungary

by Edit Remák, Robert I. Gal, Renáta Németh
December, 2006

Expenditure on medical treatment has tended to rise as a proportion of national income throughout the European Union. A particular concern is that with an ageing population and therefore the prospect of more elderly persons, the pressures on expenditure for health care will increase further. The Ageing, Health Status and Determinants of Health Expenditure (AHEAD) … Continued

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries, Country Report – Estonia

by Liis Rooväli
December, 2006

The report gives a brief overview of the demographic situation and recent trends in Estonia during the last 10 years. A current picture of the morbidity and health status of the population is presented, wherein the most important mortality and morbidity issues are discussed along with basic data concerning the Estonian health care system, its … Continued