JOURNAL BROWSE
Search
Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Effects of Health Care Expenditure on the Infant Mortality Rate and Life Expectancy at Birth in Korea
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Effects of Health Care Expenditure on the Infant Mortality Rate and Life Expectancy at Birth in Korea
Rhee, Hyun-Jae;
  PDF(new window)
 Abstract
This study examines whether the infant mortality rate and life expectancy at birth are affected by health care expenditure in Korea. It can be provisionally concluded that the infant mortality rate tends to be affected by the health system itself in the long-run, whereas life expectancy at birth is immediately affected by health-related facilities such as the number of physicians and number of hospital beds in the short-run. Therefore, the health-related system should be well established to improve the infant mortality rate. On the contrary, physical capital such as life-prolonging medical technologies has to be accumulated to improve life expectancy at birth.
 Keywords
Health Care Expenditure;Infant Mortality Rate;Life Expectancy at Birth;
 Language
English
 Cited by
1.
보건의료비의 사회후생 증대효과 비교분석: 주성분분석을 중심으로,이현재;

한국콘텐츠학회논문지, 2013. vol.13. 2, pp.378-389 crossref(new window)
2.
Testing the Convergence Hypothesis of Health Care Expenditure: Empirical Evidence from Korea,;

International Journal of Contents, 2013. vol.9. 1, pp.42-48 crossref(new window)
 References
1.
J. Nixon and P. Ulmann, "The Relationship between Health Care Expenditure and Health Outcomes," European Journal of Health Economics, vol. 7, no. 1, 2006, pp. 7-18. crossref(new window)

2.
S. Grosskopf, S. Self, and O. Zaim, "Estimating the Efficiency of the System of Healthcare Financing in Achieving Better Health," Applied Economics, vol. 39, no. 13, 2006, pp. 1477-1488.

3.
R. Gupta and E. Ziramba, "Optimal Public Policy with Endogenous Mortality," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, vol. 13, no. 3, 2010, pp. 241-249. crossref(new window)

4.
H. Arik and M. Arik, "Is it Economic Growth or Socioeconomic Development? A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Determinants of Infant Mortality," Journal of Developing Areas, vol. 42, no. 2, 2009, pp. 31-55.

5.
A. Farasat, S. Bokhari, Y. Gai, and P. Gottret, "Government Health Expenditures and Health Outcomes," Health Economics, vol. 16, no. 3, 2007, pp. 257-273. crossref(new window)

6.
F. Breyer, J. Costa-Font, and S. Felder, "Ageing Health, and Health Care," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 26, no. 4, 2010, pp. 674-690. crossref(new window)

7.
M. Bech, T. Christiansen, E. Khoman, J. Lauridsen, and M. Weale, "Ageing and Health Care Expenditure in EU-15," European Journal of Health Economics, vol. 12, no. 5, 2010, pp. 469-478.

8.
B. Shang and D. Goldman, "Does Age or Life Expectancy better Predict Health Care Expenditures?," Health Economics, vol. 17, no. 4, 2008, pp. 487-501. crossref(new window)

9.
T. B. Bjorner and S. Arnberg, "Terminal Costs, Improved Life Expectancy and Future Public Health Expenditure," International Journal of Health Care Finance Economics, vol. 12, no. 2, 2012, pp. 129-143. crossref(new window)

10.
World Bank Database (www.worldbankgroup.org).

11.
OECD Database (www.oecd.org).

12.
R. S. Pindyck and D. L. Rubinfeld, Econometric Models and Economic Forecast, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1998.