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The Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance

No 247:
Health Care System Effects on Cost Efficiency in the OECD Countries

Ulf-G. Gerdtham () and Mickael Löthgren ()

Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of different health systems on cost efficiency in inpatient health care among the OECD countries. The results indicate that public contract systems are less efficient and that public integrated health systems are more efficient than public reimbursement systems.

Keywords: International comparisons; OECD data; Panel data; Cost efficiency; Stochastic frontier; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: C12; C23; I10; (follow links to similar papers)

10 pages, June 18, 1998

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This paper is published as:
Gerdtham, Ulf-G. and Mickael Löthgren, (2001), 'Health Care System Effects on Cost Efficiency in the OECD Countries', Applied Economics, Vol. 33, pages 643-647

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