GASTO TOTAL EN SALUD Y RESULTADOS

The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between total health expenditure, national income and population health status for a large sample of countries. We performed a descriptive, quantitative, ecological analysis based on data from 192 countries provided by the World Health Organizatio...

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Autores Principales: Lago, Fernando Pablo, Geri, Milva, Moscoso, Nebel Silvana, Monterubbianesi, Pablo Daniel
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/economicas/article/view/12697
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/18538
Sumario: The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between total health expenditure, national income and population health status for a large sample of countries. We performed a descriptive, quantitative, ecological analysis based on data from 192 countries provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the years 2000 and 2009. The indicators used to measure health status are the life expectancy at birth and the infant mortality rate. While this study does not allow conclusions regarding the existence of causality, the statistical analysis performed suggest that there is a positive and stable relationship between health results, per capita health expenditure and per capita national income.