compensatory spending

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Noun1.compensatory spending - spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy
outlay, spending, disbursal, disbursement - the act of spending or disbursing money
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Cost containment strategies that selectively target medication utilization must maintain essential care and prevent compensatory spending on other health care services.