Why health matters for economic performance
Health is a key component of individual and social wellbeing. Furthermore, the health of a population is a key driver of labour and capital investment and consequent economic growth. Good health can lead to higher gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in the long run due to its impact on population; participation; and productivity. Health outcomes are primarily determined by bio-medical, lifestyle and socio-economic factors, but there is evidence that the level of health care resources also affects health outcomes. The efficiency with which health care resources are used will determine the extent to which health outcomes are enhanced. This article analyses health and its contribution to economic growth and provides a broad framework for the consideration of health care policies.
Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Langton Crescent, PARKES ACT 2600|
Phone: +61 2 6263 2111
Fax: +61 2 6273 2614
Web page: http://www.treasury.gov.au
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2009_1_5. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (The Treasury (Commonwealth of Australia))
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.