Health care for the elderly in Japan is financed through a pool to which all insurers contribute. We analyzed insurers' financial data to evaluate this redistribution system. Cost sharing affected financial performance substantially. The current formula for cost-sharing redistributes elderly health care costs unequally and should be changed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Policy