In the 1970s and 1980s health care expenditures increased excessively, both in absolute numbers and as a share of the gross domestic product (GDP). Table 1.1 shows the total expenditures on health care as percentage of the GDP in thirteen OECD countries.

informal care, medical economics, social environment
F.F.H. Rutten (Frans)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

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