Information Technology and Life Expectancy: A Country-Level Analysis

  title={Information Technology and Life Expectancy: A Country-Level Analysis},
  author={Sunil Mithas and Jiban Khuntia and Ritu Agarwal},
Do countries with higher IT spending have higher life expectancy? Recent policy debate on healthcare in the United States has focused on the role of IT in reducing costs and improving healthcare access and quality. An implicit assumption in this debate has been that greater infusion of IT into healthcare will lead to better health outcomes. We investigate the validity of this assumption by examining the extent to which higher IT expenditures at the country level are associated with higher life… CONTINUE READING

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