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Health Spending in Japan :, Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options, Masahiro Nozaki, Kenichiro Kashiwase, Ikuo Saito

Health spending has risen rapidly in Japan. We find two-thirds of the spending increase over 1990–2011 resulted from ageing, and the rest from excess cost growth. The spending level will rise further: ageing alone will raise it by 3½ percentage points of GDP over 2010–30, and excess cost growth at the rate observed over 1990–2011 will lead to an additional increase of 2–3 percentage points of GDP. This will require a sizable increase in government transfers. Japan can introduce micro- and macro-reforms to contain health spending, and financing options should be designed to enhance equity
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Introduction; Figures; 1. Advanced Economies: Health Spending and Outcomes, 2009-11; 2. Japan: Fiscal Developments and Demographic Trend, 1960-2060; II. Anatomy of Health Care and Long-term Care Spending and Financing; A. Decomposition of Past Spending Increases; 3. Japan: Health Spending, 1960-2011; Tables; 1. Japan: Decomposition of Changes in Health Spending, 1970-2011; 4. OECD Countries: Decomposition of Changes in Health Spending; B. Spending and Financing Projections; 5. OECD Countries: Health Spending by Age Cohort; 6. Japan: Projected Health Spending, 2010-60
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