Determinants of health care expenditure in developing countries / Norazlina Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan, Norazlina (2019) Determinants of health care expenditure in developing countries / Norazlina Ali Hassan. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Health care expenditure in developing countries has been declined over the years. Thus, many
developing countries focused to achieve theirs on the progress towards becoming a
high-income status nation by over the years. It is can lead the rise due to the cost of living in the
country especially the cost of medical procedures will also rise that can influence economic
growth. From the website of the World Bank, health expenditure and economic growth can
define as the rate at which medical prices annually based on independent variables. This paper
investigates the health expenditure in the developing countries between 2006 and 2015 in this
paper. Then, the objective of this study is to investigate the effect of health care expenditure on
population categories consists of the total population, population 15-64 years old and
population 65 years old above. The data are analyzed by using the panel data technique which
is the Pooled Ordinary Least Squares(OLS). The data of the study were analyzed using STATA
for windows. The scale of measurement of the study using the scale of descriptive statistics and
multiple regressions. The results of the study show that life expectancy, age dependency, gross
domestic and population either there are statistically significant in determining health
expenditure in developing countries.


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