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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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Again, does not accurately characterize results

Posted by droodman on 10 May 2012 at 22:04 GMT

linear regressions examining the association between DAH and GHE-S as a percentage of GDP when DAH to government is greater than or equal to 0.5% of national GDP are not significant
http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001214#article1.body1.sec3.p5

Of the four relevant p values in Table 4, one is .001 and another is .103. Certainly this set of results is the weakest (measured by statistical distance from 0) but the description in text still does not match the results.

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