S4A investigators at Johns Hopkins University look for a correlation between total non-hospital health spending by county governments before the pandemic, and how fast a county was able to control the first wave of COVID-19 from March to June of 2020. The research team finds substantial variation in county and state health spending in the US. While county level non-hospital health spending before pandemic was not associated with early control over COVID-19, state level spending on hazard preparation was in some model specifications.
Read the full article in ScienceDirect to learn more about their findings.
Project: Multi-Dimensional COVID-19 Control in US: Identifying Counties with High and Low Levels of Success
Type: Journal Article
Resource: Past local government health spending was not correlated with COVID-19 control in US counties