publication . Report . Research . Article . 2015

Public Hospital Spending in England: Evidence from National Health Service Administrative Records

Kelly, E.; Stoye, G.; Vera-Hernández, M.;
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  • Published: 26 Aug 2015
  • Publisher: Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
© 2016 The Authors. Fiscal Studies published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. on behalf of Institute for Fiscal StudiesHealth spending per capita in England has almost doubled since 1997, yet relatively little is known about how that spending is distributed across the population. This paper uses administrative National Health Service (NHS) hospital records to examine key features of public hospital spending in England. We describe how costs vary across the life cycle, and the concentration of spending among people and over time. We find that costs per person start to increase after age 50 and escalate after age 70. Spending is highly concentrated in a small section of ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: H51, I10, I11, Health, hospitals, Public spending, National health service, Demographic economics, Health spending, Economic growth, Per capita, Economic policy, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Public hospital, Hospital records, Economics, ddc:330
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publication . Report . Research . Article . 2015

Public Hospital Spending in England: Evidence from National Health Service Administrative Records

Kelly, E.; Stoye, G.; Vera-Hernández, M.;