© 1980

Cost-Sharing in Health Care

Proceedings of the International Seminar on Sharing of Health Care Costs Wolfsberg/Switzerland, March 20–23, 1979

  • A. Brandt
  • B. Horisberger
  • W. P. von Wartburg
  • B. Abel-Smith
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. A. Brandt, B. Horisberger, W. P. von Wartburg, B. Abel-Smith
    Pages 1-2
  3. B. Abel-Smith
    Pages 3-23
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 27-174

About these proceedings


In view of the continuing preoccupation of all industrialized countries with the rising share of national resources devoted to health care, it is valuable to compare the fmanc­ ing and breakdown of health care expenditure on an international basis. How far should public spending on health care be regarded as a capital investment in the improvement of the health of the population and how far as subsidies to individual consumption? This question is of major importance to policy makers, including the me­ dical profession, politicians, employers, social security officials as well as to the public at large. In order to obtain some insight into the incentive structures enhancing competition among suppliers which have been built into the health care delivery systems in the various countries, the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Public Health at St. Gall, in close co­ operation with the Institute of Insurance Economics and the Institute of Public Finance and Fiscal Law, both afftliated with the Saint Gall Graduate School of Economics, Business and Public Administration, initiated an international seminar held at Wolfsberg, Switzerland, 20-23 March 1979. The purposes of the Seminar were: 1. to review present experience on the development of health care costs and their financing - particularly the role of health insurance and the institutional relationships between public !illd private health insurance policies; 2.


Cost Gesundheitswesen Health Krankenversicherung Public Health Selbstbeteiligung Soziale Kosten

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Brandt
    • 1
  • B. Horisberger
    • 2
  • W. P. von Wartburg
    • 3
  • B. Abel-Smith
  1. 1.Health Economics DepartmentF. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. AGBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Interdisziplinäres Forschungszentrum für die Gesundheit St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Programmleiter Nationales Forschungsprogramm 8: Wirtschaftlichkeit und Wirksamkeit im Schweizerischen GesundheitswesenBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cost-Sharing in Health Care
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the International Seminar on Sharing of Health Care Costs Wolfsberg/Switzerland, March 20–23, 1979
  • Editors A. Brandt
    B. Horisberger
    W. P. von Wartburg
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-10325-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-67793-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
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