Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Pronounced gender and age differences are evident in personal health care spending per person

Cylus, Jonathan, Hartman, Micah, Washington, Benjamin, Andrews, Kimberly and Catlin, Aaron (2011) Pronounced gender and age differences are evident in personal health care spending per person. Health Affairs, 30 (1). pp. 153-160. ISSN 0278-2715

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper examines differences in national health care spending by gender and age. Our research found significant variations in per person spending by gender across age groups, health services, and types of payers. For example, in 2004 per capita health care spending for females was 32 percent more than for males. Per capita differences were most pronounced among the working-age population, largely because of spending for maternity care. Except for children, total spending for and by females was greater than that for and by males, for most services and payers. The gender difference in total spending was most pronounced in the elderly, as a result of the longer life expectancy of women.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2010.0216
Additional Information: © 2010 Project HOPE
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 14:35
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44858/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only