Subnational Health Spending and Soft Budget Constraints in OECD Countries

WP/10/147

Subnational Health Spending and Soft Budget Constraints in OECD Countries
Government spending on health has grown as a percent of GDP over the last 40 years in industrialized countries. Widespread decentralization of healthcare systems has often accompanied this increase in spending. In this paper, we explore the effect of soft budget constraints on subnational health spending in a sample of OECD countries. We find... READ MORE...

Publication date: June 2010
ISBN 9781455201303
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