Date of Award

12-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Applied Economics

First Advisor

Ryan Bosworth

Abstract

Total healthcare expenditures and expenditures as a percentage of GDP have been substantially higher in the U.S. than in Canada between 1975 – 2008. Hospitalcare, physician and clinical services, and drug prescription expenditures have been the principal components contributing to growth in healthcare expenditures in the U.S. compared to Canada. This study reviews the literature on increasing healthcare costs and establishes some comparative and descriptive analysis for high healthcare costs in the two countries during this time period. The study also analyses and compares the growth of healthcare costs.

Comments

This work made publicly available electronically on December 19, 2012.

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