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Raffaele Lagravinese and Massimo Paradiso
''Corruption and health expenditure in Italian Regions''
( 2014, Vol. 34 No.3 )
In Italy, the corruption is a social phenomenon affecting the health sector. In this paper we show that the impact of corruption on Italian health expenditure is positive, along with ageing population, technological change and supply factors inducing demand in pharmaceuticals and hospitalization. Moreover, the empirical analysis shows that corruption affects pharmaceutical expenditure and conventionated private hospital expenditure, suggesting a relation between corruption and the governance of Italian health system.
Keywords: Health expenditure, Corruption, Panel Data
JEL: H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General
D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
Manuscript Received : Jan 27 2014 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 12 2014

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