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Public Health Spending

In your opinion, what is the biggest advantage and biggest disadvantage of public health spending? Please include a discussion of the financial impact. Be sure to provide support for your opinion.

Expectations: 1 page, 3 references from required reading.

Required Reading

Read Chapter 5 of the following text:
Wing, K. R., & Gilbert, B. (2007). The law and the public’s health. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

Anderson Smith, T., Minyard, K. J., Parker, C. A., Ferencik Van Valkenburg, R., & Shoemaker, J. A. (2007). From theory to practice: What drives the core business of public health? Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 13(2), 169–172. Retrieved from

Chernew, M. (2011). Health care spending growth: Can we avoid fiscal Armageddon? Inquiry, 47(4), 285-95. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Frick, K., & Ma, S. (2009). Overcoming challenges for the economic evaluation of investments in children’s health. Academic Pediatrics, 9(3), 136-7.

Kinner, K., & Pellegrini, C. (2009). Expenditures for public health: Assessing historical and prospective trends. American Journal of Public Health, 99(10), 1780-1791.

Lorenzoni, L., Belloni, A., & Sassi, F. (2014). Health-care expenditure and health policy in the USA versus other high-spending OECD countries. The Lancet, 384(9937), 83-92. doi: (14)60571-7. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Mays, G. P., McHugh, M. C., Shim, K., Perry, N., Lenaway, D., Halverson, P. K., & Moonesinghe, R. (2006). Institutional and economic determinants of public health system performance. American Journal of Public Health 96(3), 523.

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