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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2000): Public Health - Overseas

HEALTH CARE SPENDING AS DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH OUTCOMES

P. Y. Crémieux, P. Ouellette and C. Pilon

Health Economics, vol. 8, 1999, p. 627-639

Results based on rather homogeneous, province-specific Canadian data show that lower health care spending is associated with a statistically significant increase in infant mortality and decrease in life expectancy. The relationship is independent of various economic, socio-demographic, nutritional and lifestyle factors, as well as provincial specificity or time trend. Based on annual data collected from the ten Canadian provinces over 15 years.

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