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An Analysis of the Relationship Between Resources Allocated to Health Care and Quality of Health Services

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  • Asandului Mircea

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    (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Iacobuþã Andreea-Oana

    ()
    (University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Center for Health Policy and Ethics Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

Abstract

This paper analyzes the relationship between resources allocated to health care and quality of health services in 15 EU member states. We use quantitative secondary data describing the level of several financial, human and material resources allocated to health care and people positive evaluation for the overall quality of healthcare, as variables and principal components analysis, as statistical method. The results display significant differences in the perception of health care quality among analyzed countries. They also confirm the existence of a relationship between financial and real resources allocated to health care and respondents’ evaluations of health care quality.

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Article provided by Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences in its journal Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series.

Volume (Year): XII (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 400-405

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Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:xii:y:2012:i:12:p:400-405

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Keywords: financial and real resources; quality of health care; patients’ perception; inequality;

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