From the Choice Theory we considered the way in which certian population characteristics affec the households health expenditure in Colombia. The approach of this paper is based on Deaton and Muelbaner´s work (1980), where the choice set of the individuals is the budgetary set and be consumption set. The analysis of the parts of the bath expenditure for the Colombian householdshas a variance analysis approach taking data from the "Encuesta de Calidad de Vida de 1997 (ECV/97) ". We fund that the households spend the 9,62% of their current income in health. The most important variables that explain the paths of the health expenditure and the geographic location; the social-economic level of the household head; and the epidemiologists characteristic of households.
|Translated title of the contribution||Health expenditure of Colombian households: a descriptive analysis|
|Journal||Lecturas de Economia|
|State||Published - Mar 2002|