What are the determinants of health care expenditure? Empirical results from Asian countries

Furuoka, Fumitaka * and Lim, Beatrice Fui Yee and Kok, Emily and Mohammad Zahirul Hoque, and Munir, Qaiser (2011) What are the determinants of health care expenditure? Empirical results from Asian countries. Sunway Academic Journal, 8. pp. 12-25. ISSN 1823-500X

[img]
Preview
Text
SAJ_8_2011_12-25.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives.

Download (254Kb) | Preview

Abstract

This paper uses panel data to identify the determinants of health care expenditure in twelve Asian countries (i.e. Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) for the period of 1995-2008. The empirical results indicated that only two independent variables (GDPit and POP65it) have significant relationship with health care expenditure in these countries. These two variables are positively correlated with the amount of health care expenditure. In other words, when the countries’ income is larger, the amount of health care expenditure is larger. When the share of ageing population in the total population is higher, again the amount of health care expenditure is larger.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First, second, third and fifth authors are with School of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah; Fourth author is with the School of Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Uncontrolled Keywords: health care expenditure; determinant; Asia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 07:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 07:00
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/385

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item