This study examined local health department expenditures and their relationship to several departmental characteristics, including the size of the population in the department's jurisdiction.
Local health department characteristics were obtained from a 1992/93 nationwide mail survey and modeled by means of multiple linear regression.
Great variability existed in the per capita expenditures of local health departments, and approximately 70% of the variability was accounted for by differences in jurisdiction population size.
Additional characteristics of the health departments explained another 11%. The average unadjusted per capita expenditure by local health departments nationwide was $26.
Local health department expenditures that support essential public health services average a dime a day per person.
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse coût, Dépense, Système santé, Per capita, Taille, Population, Economie santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cost analysis, Expenditure, Health system, Per capita, Size, Population, Health economy, Human, United States, North America, America, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0205419
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 21/05/1997.