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Does Development Assistance for Health Really Displace Government Health Spending? Reassessing the Evidence

  • Rajaie Batniji mail,

    batniji@stanford.edu

    Affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Eran Bendavid
  • Published: May 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001214

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"concerns about model choice" never stated

Posted by droodman on 10 May 2012 at 21:30 GMT

Given the concerns about Lu and colleagues' model choice
http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001214#article1.body1.sec3.p3

The concerns stated above are about data quality, not model choice. There is no critique offered here of their model, thus no rationale for the alternative model. Perhaps the point is that the data contain so many extremes that a linear model does not seem plausible. But that does not justify the alternative because it is linear too.

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