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La incidencia del gasto sanitario público en España: un meta-análisis/The Indicende of Public Health Expenditure in Spain: a Meta-analysis



    () (Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresa-riales.* Campus Universitario de La Cartuja s/n. 18071 GRANADA. Universidad de Granada. Campus Universitario de La Cartuja s/n. 18071 GRANADA. Tfno: 958 020637. Fax: 958 020102)


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En la actualidad, aún son escasos los estudios sobre incidencia del gasto sanitario público, en la mayoría de los casos aparecen integrados en estudios más amplios cuyo objeto de estudio es el gasto público total o el gasto público social. En este trabajo se realiza una revisión bibliográfica, basada en un análisis cualitativo y cuantitativo (revisión sistemática y meta-análisis) de los estudios empíricos sobre la incidencia del gasto sanitario público en España. Antes de exponer los resultados se tratan algunos aspectos metodológicos de los análisis de incidencia del gasto, con especial referencia al gasto sanitario público. La revisión sistemática pone de manifiesto la existencia de una notable heterogeneidad metodológica en los trabajos publicados. Los resultados del meta-análisis, sin embargo, permiten aceptar el valor de 7,72 como representativo de la incidencia global del gasto sanitario público, aunque desestiman la representatividad del valor de incidencia calculado para cada decila de renta . Se concluye destacando la elevada consistencia de los resultados hallados en ambos tipos de revisión, cualitativa y cuantitativa. Currently the researches about public health expenditure incidence are scarce. Most cases are included in comprehensive studies about total public expenditure or social public expenditure. In this article, a revision of the bibliography of empirical studies about public health expenditure in Spain is made, based on both, qualitative and quantitative analysis (systematic review and meta-analysis). The methodological aspects of the public expenditure incidence analysis are displayed, specially referred to the public health expenditure. The results of the systematic revision show certain heterogeneity in the methodology applied in published papers. The meta-analysis outcomes allow accepting the value 7.72 as representative of the global incidence of the public sanitary expenditure and rejecting the calculated value for each income group. A high consistency between both qualitative and quantitative reviews was observed.

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  • Navarro Espigares, J.L. & .Hernández Torres, E., 2004. "La incidencia del gasto sanitario público en España: un meta-análisis/The Indicende of Public Health Expenditure in Spain: a Meta-analysis," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 22, pages 317-348, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:22_2_10

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    redistribución; incidencia; gasto público; meta-análisis;

    JEL classification:

    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
    • H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • C40 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - General


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