Das Sisyphus-Syndrom im Gesundheitswesen: Neue Evidenz / The Sisyphus Syndrome in Health: New Evidence

Das Sisyphus-Syndrom im Gesundheitswesen: Neue Evidenz / The Sisyphus Syndrome in Health: New... Summary Health care may be similar to the work Sisyphus, a Greek hero who was condemned by the Gods to push a big rock up a hill only to see it slip out of his hands before making it to the top. To see why there my be a Sisyphus syndrome in health, consider an initial decision to devote more resources to health. The likely consequence is an increased number of survivors, who exert political pressure in favor of even more health care. If they succeed, the cycle goes into its next round and might even prove explosive. Earlier research failed to identify this political feedback in industrial countries. Using improved model formulation, data, and econometric methodology, this contribution does find evidence suggesting the existence of a Sisyphus syndrome. However, the good news is that the cycle seems to be dampened rather than explosive. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik de Gruyter

Das Sisyphus-Syndrom im Gesundheitswesen: Neue Evidenz / The Sisyphus Syndrome in Health: New Evidence

Das Sisyphus-Syndrom im Gesundheitswesen: Neue Evidenz / The Sisyphus Syndrome in Health: New Evidence


Jahrbücher f. Nationalökonomie u. Statistik (Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart 2007) Bd. (Vol.) 227/5+6 Das Sisyphus-Syndrom im Gesundheitswesen: Neue Evidenz The Sisyphus Syndrome in Health: New Evidence Von Peter Zweifel, Zürich JEL I10, J10 Production of health, health care expenditure, dynamic feed back, Sisyphus syndrome. Summary Health care may be similar to the work Sisyphus, a Greek hero who was condemned by the Gods to push a big rock up a hill only to see it slip out of his hands before making it to the top. To see why there my be a Sisyphus syndrome in health, consider an initial decision to devote more resources to health. The likely consequence is an increased number of survivors, who exert political pressure in favor of even more health care. If they succeed, the cycle goes into its next round and might even prove explosive. Earlier research failed to identify this political feedback in industrial countries. Using improved model formulation, data, and econometric methodology, this contribution does find evidence suggesting the existence of a Sisyphus syndrome. However, the good news is that the cycle seems to be dampened rather than explosive. Resumé Gesundheitsleistungen erinnern an eine Sisyphusarbeit. Um die Analogie zu begreifen, betrachte man eine Entscheidung, mehr Mittel für Gesundheit zur Verfügung zu stellen. Dies führt zu einer höheren Zahl von Überlebenden, die eine Mehrnachfrage nach Gesundheitsleistungen ausüben. Die Aufwendungen für die Gesundheit steigen, und der Kreis schließt sich. Die Zielsetzung dieses Beitrages besteht darin, frühere Untersuchungen zu verbessern, welche den Nachweis eines Sisyphus-Syndroms in den Industrieländern nicht erbringen konnten. Dieses Mal gibt es Hinweise auf ein solches Syndrom, das erst nach 10 Jahren seine Virulenz verliert. Einleitung und Begründung Als der englische Gesundheitsdienst geschaffen wurde, erwarteten seine...
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Summary Health care may be similar to the work Sisyphus, a Greek hero who was condemned by the Gods to push a big rock up a hill only to see it slip out of his hands before making it to the top. To see why there my be a Sisyphus syndrome in health, consider an initial decision to devote more resources to health. The likely consequence is an increased number of survivors, who exert political pressure in favor of even more health care. If they succeed, the cycle goes into its next round and might even prove explosive. Earlier research failed to identify this political feedback in industrial countries. Using improved model formulation, data, and econometric methodology, this contribution does find evidence suggesting the existence of a Sisyphus syndrome. However, the good news is that the cycle seems to be dampened rather than explosive.

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Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistikde Gruyter

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