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dc.contributor.authorSchleiniger, Reto-
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T14:10:37Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-24T14:10:37Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.issn0168-8510de_CH
dc.identifier.issn1872-6054de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9648-
dc.description.abstractIn Switzerland, per capita health care costs vary substantially from canton to canton and rise considerably and steadily from year to year. Since costs are equal to the product of quantities and prices, the question arises whether regional cost variations and cost increase over time are quantity- or price-driven. Depending on the answer, the containment of health care costs must be approached differently. This article examines the cost of mandatory health insurance in Switzerland for the period from 2004 to 2010 and breaks it down into quantity and price effects. The main result of the cross-section analysis reveals that regional cost differences are mainly due to quantity differences. Similarly, the longitudinal analysis shows that the cost increase across all health care services is primarily caused by increasing per capita quantities. Any attempt to contain costs must therefore focus primarily on the extent of medical care utilization, and the key challenge to be met is how to identify medical care services which do not have a positive effect on patients' health status.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherElsevierde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Policyde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectCosts and cost analysisde_CH
dc.subjectIndex calculationde_CH
dc.subjectRegression analysisde_CH
dc.subjectCosts and cost analysisde_CH
dc.subjectCross-sectional studiesde_CH
dc.subjectHealth expenditurede_CH
dc.subjectHealth servicede_CH
dc.subjectHumande_CH
dc.subjectHealth insurancede_CH
dc.subjectLongitudinal studyde_CH
dc.subjectRegression analysisde_CH
dc.subjectSwitzerlandde_CH
dc.subjectHealth care costde_CH
dc.subjectPopulation densityde_CH
dc.subject.ddc362.1041: Gesundheitsökonomiede_CH
dc.titleHealth care cost in Switzerland : quantity- or price-driven?de_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Management and Lawde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitFachstelle für Wirtschaftspolitik (FWP)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.04.004de_CH
dc.identifier.pmid24794986de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue1de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.end89de_CH
zhaw.pages.start83de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume117de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
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