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Does regional belonging explain the similarities in the expenditure determinants of Italian healthcare deliveries?

Francesco Saverio Mennini, Lara Gitto, Simone Russo, Americo Cicchetti, Matteo Ruggeri, Silvia Coretti, Guido Maurelli and Paolo Massimo Buscema

Economic Analysis and Policy, 2017, vol. 55, issue C, 47-56

Abstract: The investigation of the determinants of public health expenditure is the focus of a vivid debate among health economists whereas the actual crisis of the welfare systems calls for the adoption of innovative tools to inform rational decisions, in the light of stringent budget constraints.

Keywords: Health expenditure; Artificial Neural Networks; AutoCM model; Budget data; Local Health Units (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H75 I18 C6 C8 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.eap.2017.04.005

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