Topic Health

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Diskussionspapiere 452 / 2004

Life Expectancy and Health Care Expenditures: A New Calculation for Germany Using the Costs of Dying

Some people believe that the impact of population ageing on future health care ex-penditures will be quite moderate due to the high costs of dying. If not age per se but proximity to death determines the bulk of expenditures, a shift in the mortality risk to higher ages will not affect lifetime health care expenditures as death occurs only once in every life. We attempt to take this effect into account ...

2004| Friedrich Breyer, Stefan Felder
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The Impact of Ageing on Hospital Care and Long-Term Care: The Example of Germany

Background: In the next few decades the population in all EU-countries will age rapidly. This could have a major impact on the health care sector. This study analyses the effect of population ageing on utilisation in two key sectors of the health care system, namely hospital care and long-term care in Germany, up to 2020 with an outlook to 2050. Methods: Two population scenarios, one with constant, ...

In: Health Policy 67 (2004), 1, S. 57-74 | Erika Schulz, Reiner Leidl, Hans-Helmut König
Diskussionspapiere 434 / 2004

The Relationship between Pet Ownership and Health Outcomes: German Longitudinal Evidence

Previous cross-sectional and intervention studies have suggested that pet owners may enjoy better physical and mental health than non-owners. This paper presents longitudinal evidence from a major national representative longitudinal survey: the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Because the data are longitudinal, it is possible to assess the impact on health outcomes (measured by number of doctor ...

2004| Bruce Headey, Markus M. Grabka

Use of Health and Nursing Care by the Elderly

Brussels [u.a.]: ENEPRI, 2004, 115 S.
(Research Report of the ENEPRI AGIR Project ; 2;Work Package ; 2)
| Erika Schulz
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2002

Can Insurance Cause Medical Care Spending to Grow too Rapidly?

Im Mittelpunkt dieses Beitrags steht die Frage, ob wettbewerbsfähige Krankenversicherungsmärkte und wettbewerbsfähige Märkte für medizinische Leistungen zu effizienten Wachstumsraten von qualitätsverbessernden, aber kostensteigernden Technologien führen. Der Beitrag zeigt, dass es auf der einen Seite vielerlei Gründe gibt, warum diese Wachstumsraten unter dem Optimum liegen können. Andererseits ist ...

2002| Mark V. Pauly
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Pet Ownership Is Good for Your Health and Saves Public Expenditure too: Australian and German Longutudinal Evidence

In: Australian Social Monitor 5 (2002), 4, S. 93-99 | Bruce Headey, Markus Grabka, Jonathan Kelley, Prasuna Reddy, Yi-Ping Tseng
Diskussionspapiere 253 / 2001

Income Redistribution and the Political Economy of Social Health Insurance: Comparing Germany and Switzerland

In many countries, collectively financed health insurance systems or health services delivery systems (such as the NHS) exist. Typically, these institutions are financed via general taxes or specific contributions levied on earnings. As benefits are not dependent upon income, this implies a redistribution from high to low earners. An exception can be found in Switzerland, where equal per-capita contributions ...

2001| Friedrich Breyer
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2001

Japanese Welfare State Reforms in the 1990s and Beyond: How Japan is Similar to and Different from Germany

Beginning with a review of Japanese welfare state reform in 1990s, we discuss similarities and differences between Japan and Germany in the implementation of three major reforms: public pension reform, health care reform and introduction of long-term care insurance. The latest public pension reform in both countries has the same aim: to establish middle- and long-term stability of the system against ...

2001| Tetsuo Fukawa
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2001

The Effect of Job Displacement on Subsequent Health

Using data from the 1994-1996 waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), this prospective longitudinal study investigates the association between job displacement and subsequent self-assessed health (SAH). The sample consists of 253 displaced workers and a comparison group of 6,934 continuously-employed workers. Controlling for baseline SAH and standard demographic characteristics, we find no ...

2001| William T. Gallo, Elizabeth H. Bradley, Stanislav V. Kasl
Diskussionspapiere 203 / 2000

Self-Rated Health and Changes in Self-Rated Health as Predictors of Mortality: First Evidence from German Panel Data

Empirical evidence from several countries reveals that self-rated health is a valid predictor of mortality. So far, there have been no studies conducted for Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSOEP) we confirm the relationship between self-rated health and mortality for Germany. In addition the GSOEP data enable an exploration of the trajectory hypothesis.

2000| Johannes Schwarze, Hanfried H. Andersen, Silke Anger
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