Healthcare expenditure and health outcome nexus: Exploring the evidences from Oman

Mohammed Al-Azri, Fetima Al-Mamari, Swadhin Mondal*

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Abstract

Present study examine the effect of public healthcare expenditure on health outcome in Arab Golf region by using World Bank world development indicators data. This study found that health expenditure had a significant effect in improving health outcome in this region. The effects of health expenditures on infant mortality rate, child mortality rate and maternal mortality rate are negative and statistically significant implying that the public health expenditures is essential for improving population's health. However, the present study shows that public health expenditure has no significant effect in reducing death due to non-communicable diseases. The study also found that per capita GDP had significant positive effects in increasing life expectancy rate and reducing infant mortality rate in this region. Availability of safe drinking water also played a significant positive role in increasing life expectancy and decreasing infant and child mortality rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2329
JournalJournal of Public Affairs
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Political Science and International Relations

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