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Table 2 List of variables used for factor analysis

From: EU health systems classification: a new proposal from EURO-HEALTHY

Acronym Description Source
HD Hospital discharges due to diabetes, hypertension or asthma (per 100,000 inhabitants). It is the formal release of a patient from a hospital after a procedure or treatment. It can refer to inpatients or day cases. (1)
MD Medical doctors (per 100,000 inhabitants), health professionals who study, diagnose, treat and prevent illness, disease, injury and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of the principles and procedures of modern medicine. They plan, supervise and evaluate the implementation of care and treatment plans by other health care providers and conduct medical education and research activities. (1)
THE Total health expenditures per capita (PPS$), i.e. the sum of public and private expenditure on health. (2)
THEG Total public health expenditures per capita (PPS$), i.e. the health expenditures from the public sector, including health maintenance, restoration or enhancement paid for in cash or in kind by government entities, transfer payments to households to offset medical care costs and extra-budgetary funds to finance health. (2)
OOP Out-of-pocket payments, i.e. private households’ out-of-pocket payment on health (% of total health expenditure), including gratuities and payments in-kind made to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services, whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or to the enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups, and including household payments to public services, non-profit institutions or non-governmental organizations. (2)
  1. Source: (1) Eurostat database 2012 [11]; (2) WHO/DB-HFA database 2012 [12]
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