Financing health development projects: Some macro-economic considerations

Alan L. Sorkin

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The paper briefly discusses the importance of macro-economic policy in health sector financing. The ways in which monetary and fiscal policy (macro-economic policy) affect interest rates, price levels and aggregate output are presented. The main portion of the paper considers a variety of methods for public financing of health and development projects. These approaches are analyzed in light of distributional and efficiency considerations. One way of increasing health sector resources is through reallocation from other sectors of the economy. The potential for redistribution from the defense to the health service industry is briefly considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Development
  • Health(social science)
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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