Health expenditures, health outcomes and the role of good governance

  title={Health expenditures, health outcomes and the role of good governance},
  author={Marwa Farag and Anand Nandakumar and Stanley S. Wallack and Dominic Hodgkin and Gary Gaumer and Can Erbil},
  journal={International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics},
This paper examines the relationship between country health spending and selected health outcomes (infant mortality and child mortality), using data from 133 low and middle-income countries for the years 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2006. Health spending has a significant effect on reducing infant and under-5 child mortality with an elasticity of 0.13 to 0.33 for infant mortality and 0.15 to 0.38 for under-5 child mortality in models estimated using fixed effects methods (depending on models employed… CONTINUE READING

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