Budgeting and public expenditures

1st Meeting of SBO Network on Health Expenditures, Paris, 21-22 November 2011

 

Highlights of the meeting (summary) (pdf)

 

Agenda:

 

Monday 21 November 2011

 

Session 1 – Key challenges for sustainable health care expenditure

 

Presentations by:

  • Klaus-Dirk Henke, Technical University of Berlin.
  • Joseph White, Department Chair, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Director of the Center for Policy Studies, Case Western Reserve University.

 

Session 2 – Macro-health system design: National health services, social insurance, multiple competing insurers, single payor – Is there an optimal system?

 

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Session 3 – The role of ministries of finance in setting health care expenditure levels

 

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Session 4 – Improving the efficiency of health systems

 

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Tuesday 22 November 2011 - AM

 

Session 5 – Fiscal space for health expenditures

 

Presentations by:

  • Joseph White, Department Chair, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Director of the Center for Policy Studies, Case Western Reserve University.
  • Edwin Lau, OECD, GOV-BUD.
  • Clive Smee, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Jean-Louis Rey, Head of Service and Deputy Director, Social Security Directorate, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Health, France ("La CSG" - French text only)
  • Charlotte Hougaard Møeller, Ministry of Finance, Denmark.
  • Commentator: Maureen Lewis, Economic Advisor, World Bank.

 

Session 6 – Work Programme: Discussion paper - GOV/PGC/SBO(2011)10

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Tuesday 22 November 2011 - PM


Special session jointly held by the SBO, the Health Committee, and the Korea Institute of Public Finance

Fiscal consolidation in the health care sector: successful case studies, their cause and fiscal impact

 

Case studies on fiscal sustainability in the health sector

 

Presentations by:

  • Korea: overview of health care system and fiscal consolidation efforts in the health sector [Eunkyeong Lee, Korea Institute of Public Finance].
  • United Kingdom: New primary care reforms; Health technology assessment and practice guidelines and the role of NICE covered in more detail [John Henderson, Department of Health, Carole Longson, Director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)].
  • Estonia: Primary care reforms, DRGs and move to single payor [Triin Habicht, Estonian Health Insurance Fund, Triin Habicht, Estonian Ministry of Finance].
  • France: Expansion of tax base for contributions; DRGs and pay for performance; generic uptake of pharmaceuticals; strengthening primary care systems [Dominique Polton, French National Health Insurance Fund (CNAMTS), Valérie Paris, OECD, ELS].