Fiscal sustainability and public spending on health

Fiscal sustainability analytical paper: Fiscal sustainability and public spending on health | Office for Budget Responsibility

This paper reviews the latest evidence on the demographic and non-demographic determinants of health spending in the UK and its implications for the Office for Budget Responsbility’s long-term health spending projection.

It finds that demographic effects have explained only a small part of the increase in health spending over past decades and that they are likely to remain a relatively small, although growing, driver of spending in the future.

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