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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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Publisher's Note: Error in section: Questioning the Argument That Health Aid Leads to Reduced Government Investment in Health

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 May 2012 at 11:42 GMT

Using Lu and colleagues' data on government health spending and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) data on DAH [8], we replicated their results and found that the linear relationship between DAH and government health expenditure from domestic sources is lost when country-years in which World Health Organization (WHO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates differ by 10-fold or more are removed, when a small set of implausible data points are removed, and when restricting the sample to eliminate those countries that receive very little DAH as a percentage of GDP.
http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001214#article1.body1.sec2.p5

There was an error in the final paragraph of this section. The correct sentence is: Using Lu and colleagues' data on government health spending and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) data on DAH [8], we approximated their results and found that the OLS relationship between DAH and government health expenditure from domestic sources is lost[…]

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