Journal article

A panel analysis of the strategic association between information and communication technology and public health delivery

BACKGROUND: In this exploratory research- we use panel data analysis to examine the correlation between Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) and public health delivery at the country level. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this exploratory research is to examine the strategic association over time between ICTs and country-level public health. METHODS: Using data from the World Development Indicators- we construct a panel data set of countries of five different income levels and look closely at the period from 2000 to 2008. The panel data analysis allows us to explore this dynamic relationship under the control for unobserved country-specific effects by using a fixed-effects estimation method. In particular-- we examine the association of five ICT factors with five public health indicators: adolescent fertility rate- child immunization coverage- tuberculosis case detected- life expectancy- and adult mortality rate. RESULTS: First- overall ICTs' factors substantially improve a country's public health delivery

Languages

  • English

Publication year

2012

Journal

Journal of medical Internet research

Volume

5

Type

Journal article

Categories

  • Data

Tags

  • ICT

Added by: Alex Lee

Added on: 2023-03-27 01:26:50

Hits: 869

Uploaded file

Wu Raghupathi - 2012 - A panel analysis of the strategic association between information and communication technology and public health.pdf

Click to Download