Technical and Allocative Inefficiency in Spanish Public Hospitals

  • Carmen García-Prieto
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Abstract

The OECD economies are undergoing an upward trend in health expenditure. The usual explanations for this tendency are based on such elements as the progressive ageing of population, the increasing use of technology in health procedures, and the fact that public health services become more extensive (cover more people) year after year.

Keywords

Covariance OECD Lewin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen García-Prieto
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  1. 1.Department of Foundations of Economic AnalysisUniversity of ValladolidSpain

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