This report presents findings from a longitudinal cross-national study on social spending, health outcomes, and wider societal factors. The study confirmed earlier findings of a positive association between higher social spending and improved health outcomes, even when this is tested in many different ways. Public social expenditure by governments seems to have a particularly strong relationship with health outcomes, and wider contextual fators also appear to matter as high inequality is strongly associated. with social spending and health outcomes.
Tags: Addressing social determinants of health , Building the business case , Publicly Available , Role of government