The authors of this study reviewed the underlying principles of how public health expenditure estimates are generated. They address what countes as public health spending, who counts it, how it is counted, and why it matters. This article serves as an expansion on previous work on governmental spending estimates through an examination of the methods and implications of national estimates of public health spending.
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