Click for new scientific resources and news about Corona[COVID-19]

Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION   SPRING 2009 , Volume 12 , Number 35; Page(s) 49 To 59.
 
Paper: 

A STUDY ON HEALTH EXPENDITURES IN RELATION WITH ECONOMICS GROWTH IN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (MENA) COUNTRIES

 
 
Author(s):  MEHRARA MOHSEN*, FAZAELI A.A.
 
* ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: One of the most important challenges in health systems is to determine the quantity of resources a country devotes to medical care. The share of the health expenditures of GDP in developed countries is often more than developing countries, therefore as the level of development increases; health expenditures increase too.
Methods: This paper examines the stationary and co- integration of health expenditure and GDP based on the panel co-integration analysis, for a sample of 13 MENA countries using data for the period 1995-2005.
Results: Unit root and trend stationary results indicate that both health expenditure and GDP are non- stationary. Even though, the findings indicate that health expenditure and GDP are cointegrated.
Conclusion: The fraction of expenditure devoted to health care of total GDP decreases with GDP. This implies that health care is not a luxury good in MENA countries. 

 
Keyword(s): HEALTH EXPENDITURE, CO-INTEGRATION, UNIT ROOT, PANEL DATA, ECONOMIC GROWTH, MENA
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  Persian Abstract Yearly Visit 71
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog