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Global Public Health Policies by KV Ramani

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CHAPTER 2

Public Health: Management Challenges

2.1 Public Health Economics

Some may argue that health care is an obligation of any government. While health is a political priority in many developed countries, it is not so in many developing countries. One of the indicators of assessing the political commitment of any government is its share in the country’s total health expenditure.

Below, we provide a comparison of government health expenditure by developed nations (the OECD1 group of developed economies, as an illustration) and the developing nations (the BRICS2 group of emerging economies, as an illustration).

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Figure 2.1 Government’s Share ...

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