volume 146, issue 5, Pe20201134 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-1134
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Neal D. Goldstein, Aimee J. Palumbo, Scarlett L. Bellamy, Jonathan Purtle, Robert Locke

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Evidence suggests that government expenditures on non-health care services can reduce infant mortality, but it is unclear what types of spending have the greatest impact among groups at highest risk. Thus, we sought to quantify how US state government spending on various services impacted infant mortality rates (IMRs) over time and whether spending differentially reduced mortality in some subpopulations. METHODS:A longitudinal, repeated-measures study of US state-level infant mortali…

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