Edited by Neil Lunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld
Chapter 9: Accounting for trade in healthcare
This chapter considers the globalization of healthcare and recent trends as a rationale for the need to improve the measurement of trade in this area. In order to meet the increasing data demands, the chapter sets out some of the concepts and definitions of external trade in relation to healthcare expenditure and, where applicable, the implications beyond the boundary of healthcare. Where possible, links to existing concepts developed in the domains of international trade statistics and trade negotiations are exploited to ensure close synergy. There is also a discussion of the reporting of imports and exports as part of an international accounting framework, and their relation to other economic statistics.
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