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Final Report - AHEAD (Ageing, Health Status and Determinants of Health Expenditure)

Project ID: 502641
Funded under: FP6-POLICIES


A particular concern is that, with an ageing population and therefore the prospect of more old people around, the pressures for expenditure on health care will increase further. This issue is of concern both in its own terms and because of its fiscal implications. Rising health expenditures put pressure on the targets of the stability and growth pact.

As reported by the AHEAD project in their final report their research team refined the existing estimates of the links between reported states of health and use of medical services, the link between health expenditure and fertility rates and the demands on health services made by non-native populations have been also taken into account. Specific attention has been paid to issues related to costs of care near death.

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