Μελέτη δαπανών υγείας σε χώρες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης
The purpose of this thesis is to illustrate the existence and to what extent of the relationship between Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Health Expenditure for eight Member States of the European Union. Specifically, four countries of the European south are Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain and four of the European north are France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The above states were selected for the purpose of comparing north and south. Initially, project-related concepts such as Gross Domestic Product and Health Expenditure are explained with reports on the health systems of evert country as well as data on the evolution of GDP and Health Expenditure per capita over time. The econometric analysis uses GDP per capita as an independent variable and Health Expenditure as a dependent variable, each of which is denominated in euros, adjusted to the Purchasing Power Parity for the years 1998-2017 and derived from databases of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). For the purpose of the analysis, simple linear regressions were performed and their results are presented in Tables as well as in Diagrammatic form. Finally, the results of the analysis conclude that GDP greatly affects Health Expenditure for all the countries studied.