Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 18:00:28 MST
>Here are some old posts by Robin on health care.
(Claiming health care doesn't affect lifespan)
"We address this question for life expectancy in Africa. While health
outcomes are positively correlated with income, the link is far from uniform.
The key variables associated with good health outcomes (controlling for
health expenditures) are access rates -- to health services, to clean water
and sanitation, and to education, particularly for women."
They found the *most important* factor in life expectancy is access rates to
health care. Income was second, followed by other standard stuff like
fertility rates and clean water.
*Expenditure* on health care - which is what Robin mostly looked at - seems
less important - efficiency of expenditure and the access for the worse-off
is more important than monetary averages.
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