An Assessment of OECD Health Care System Using Panel Data Analysis

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Published in the SouthWest Business and Economics Journal, volume 16 issue 8, 2008. Bryant users may access this article here.


Cameron University

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SouthWest Business and Economics Journal


The health care delivery system of twenty five OECD nations is analyzed in this paper. This study seeks to assess the significance of various factors contributing to life expectancy and infant mortality for the 1990-2002 period. A fixed-effects panel data model was used to examine the factors influencing life expectancy and infant mortality. More specifically the impact of economic, institutional, and social factors in determining the dependent variables are measured and evaluated