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An Assessment of OECD Health Care System Using Panel Data Analysis

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  • Mohan, Ramesh
  • Mirmirani, Sam

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The health care delivery system of twenty five OECD nations is analyzed in this paper. This study seeks to assess the significance of various factors contributing to life expectancy and infant mortality for the 1990-2002 period. A fixed-effects panel data model was used to examine the factors influencing life expectancy and infant mortality. More specifically the impact of economic, institutional, and social factors in determining the dependent variables are measured and evaluated.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 6122.

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Date of creation: 05 Dec 2007
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Keywords: Analysis of health care; Quality of life; OECD;

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