Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2005.01.005
Title: Medical savings accounts in Singapore: How much is adequate?
Authors: Chia, N.-C. 
Tsui, A.K.C. 
Keywords: Cohort survival probabilities
Medical savings accounts
Present value of lifetime healthcare expense
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Chia, N.-C., Tsui, A.K.C. (2005). Medical savings accounts in Singapore: How much is adequate?. Journal of Health Economics 24 (5) : 855-875. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2005.01.005
Abstract: While many studies have examined the cost-containment aspect of medical savings accounts (MSA), few have investigated the adequacy of MSA to finance the health care expenditure. This paper estimates the present value of lifetime healthcare expenses (PVHE) of the Singaporean male and female elderly upon retirement at age 62. The estimation involves calibrating the stream of future healthcare expenditure; stochastic forecasting of cohort survival probabilities; discounting the projected lifetime healthcare expenditure. Estimated values of the PVHE under various scenarios are used to assess the adequacy of the government-decreed minimum saving to be maintained in the MSA.©2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Health Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20030
ISSN: 01676296
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2005.01.005
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