Examining The Effects of Health Transformation Program on the Rates of Vaccination via ARDL Method


Yalçın Balçık P., Selvi S. , Konca M.

Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, cilt.21, ss.103-120, 2019 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.103-120

Özet

While determining the level of development for a country, besides some factors such as economy, education, estimated life duration in birth, health services have a significant role. Child health which has an important role on passing down healthy generation for future is an issue that is sensitively probed in terms of improving health services and sustaining these services. The application of vaccination programs which is one of the important topics on child health and determination of policies in this concept are some of the bounden duties of government. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the Health Transformation Program (HTP) and number of health personnel on vaccination rates. In this study, the rates of vaccination on Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (DTP) for the period 1990-2015 were examined with the data given in OECD database. The dependent variable of this study was determined as the vaccination and, the independent variables of it were designed as HTP, doctor numbers per 1000 citizens, the numbers of nurses and midwives. The data was analyzed via ARDL approach which is a time series method and also a method that is examining whether there is a relationship between variables in terms of short and long term or not. Within the scope of this study, the analyses were conducted with the help of Eviews 9 Program in the level of 95% on reliability. As a result of the analyses, it was confirmed that there was a statistically meaningful effect of doctor numbers on vaccination rates in the short term and there was an effect of HTP on vaccination rates in the long term; additionally there was no meaningful effect of the increase on the numbers of nurses and midwives on the rates of vaccination. It is possible to say that the increase in vaccination rates is accompanied by a family medicine practice which is an important component of HTP.