Health financing in the poor countries cost recovery or cost reduction? by J. Brunet-Jailly

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Published by Population and Human Resources Dept., World Bank in Washington, DC (1818 H St., NW, Washington 20433) .

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  • Medical care -- Developing countries -- Finance.

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StatementJ. Brunet-Jailly.
SeriesPolicy, research, and external affairs working papers ;, WPS 692
LC ClassificationsRA410.55.D48 B78 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination41 p. ;
Number of Pages41
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Open LibraryOL1651147M
LC Control Number91209517

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A collection of peer-reviewed articles and contributions to books, this overview of the finance of health insurance concentrates on developing countries.

The material covers various financing strategies and explains how each can—or cannot—help improve the transition toward universal coverage.5/5(1). for Poor People Health Financing Resource Mobilization and Risk Sharing Editors Alexander S. Preker Guy Carrin Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized.

File Size: 3MB. Health Financing In the Poor Countries: Cost Recovery or Cost Reduction by J. Brunet-Jailly Table of Contents 1. The Setting 3 General economic situation 4 Health situation and status of the health system 5 Health financing 7 2. New Financing Sources. 10 Cost recovery 10 Sickness insurance and mutual schemes This report discusses several different approaches that support reforming health care services in developing countries.

For some time now, health care services have been supported by government funds. As demands for improving health care services continue to increase additional demands will be placed on governments to respond.

Health Financing in the Poor Countries: Cost Rovery or Cost Reduction c The problem of financing health services in the developing countries is currently being looked at as one of cost recovery.

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Health Financing for Poor People stresses that community financing schemes are no panacea for the problems that low-income countries face in resource mobilization. They should be regarded as a complement to - not as a substitute for - strong government involvement in health care financing and risk management related to the cost of illness.

HEALTH FINANCING and middle-income countries Diane McIntyre "Stronger health systems are needed to promote health equity, deliver e˜ective interventions, and ensure that health systems contribute to broader development goals, such as the UN Millennium Development Goals.

This comprehensive reviewFile Size: 7MB. Doc Name Financing health services in developing countries: an agenda for reform; Keywords. curative care;government health service;cost of health care;revenue from user charges;average per capita income;free will;financing of health care;population per hospital.

Health financing is fundamental to the ability of health systems to maintain and improve human welfare. At the extreme, without the necessary funds no health workers would be employed, no medicines would be available and no health promotion or prevention would take place.

However, financing is much more than simply generating funds. Global health financing: Priority to poor people or poor countries. | Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening Views diverge about whether middle-income countries, due to their share of the world’s poorest populations, should continue to be eligible for development assistance for : Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Unni Gopinathan.

Health financing in the poor countries. Washington, DC ( H St., NW, Washington ): Population and Human Resources Dept., World Bank, [] (OCoLC)   Evolution and patterns of global health financing – development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in countries Cited by: This book pulls together available evidence concerning strategies to improve health services delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), using current methods to assemble a knowledge base and analyze the findings.

It describes the results of reviews of such strategies, and how such strategies can produce gains for the poor. A Health Care Financing and Delivery in Developing Countries Article (PDF Available) in Health Affairs 18(3) May with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

This report describes a study of health care financing mechanisms appropriate for the poor and vulnerable groups, performed by the Amani Medical Research Center, Tanzania, under a grant from the small applied research program of the Partnerships for Health Reform.

In this report, the World Health Organization maps out what countries can do to modify their financing systems so they can move more quickly towards this goal - universal coverage - and sustain the gains that have been achieved The report builds on new research and lessons learnt from country experience.

It provides an action agenda for countries at all stages of development and proposes ways. Health Financing: Protecting the poor Fig 3 gives the percentage of the hospitalised patients who became indebted due to medical costs. In Kerala it is about 17 percent but in U.P, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Bihar, it is more than 30 percent.

Direct and indirect medical costs together push the patients and their households into poverty. Out-of-Pocket Payments, Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Poverty Among Households in Nigeria Bolaji Samson Aregbeshola1*, Samina Mohsin Khan2 Abstract Background: There is high reliance on out-of-pocket (OOP) health payments as a means of financing health system in by: Analyzing the current global environment, the book discusses health financing goals in the context of both the underlying health, demographic, social, economic, political and demographic analytics as well as the institutional realities faced by developing countries, and assesses policy options in the context of global evidence, the.

initiatives—the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries and Multilateral Debt Relief initiatives—have conditioned debt relief on spending intended to benefi t low-income populations in developing countries, especially government expenditures on health and education.6–8 Although these increased fl ows are important, most public spending on.

Virtually all developed countries have recognized the importance of national health and the role of financing systems to make health care universally available. Some basic principles and recommendations for successful health care financing policies are outlined in Box The Impact of Health Insurance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Edited by Maria-Luisa Escobar, Charles C.

Griffin, and R. Paul Shaw Janu Facebook. The evidence is strong that progress towards UHC would spur not just better health but also inclusive and sustainable economic growth, yet this report estimates that in there will be a UHC financing gap of $ billion in the 54 poorest countries.

Recent estimates from the World Health Organization support a view that the poorest countries are in most need of external health financing. The study estimated the additional investments needed to achieve the health-related sustainable development targets in low- and middle-income countries, and identified large financing : Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Unni Gopinathan.

Only public funding can guarantee universal health coverage Compulsory public financing is the best way to ensure universal and fair healthcare in developing countries.

The Impact of Health Insurance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Maria-Luisa Escobar Charles C. Griffin R. Paul Shaw EDITORS O ver the past twenty years, many low- and middle-income countries File Size: 1MB. financing for sustainable development, and the tools and services that UNDP offers in this space.

This guidebook is organized as follows: 1. Part 1 “ The Global Context:” provides an overview of current and recent trends in financing for development and explores their implications for the financing. 26 Debt Relief and Public Health Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Sanjeev Gupta, Benedict Clements, Maria Teresa Guin-Siu, and Luc Leruth 30 Making Services Work for Poor People Why the poor need more control over health care and other essential services Shantayanan Devarajan and Ritva Reinikka 36 Confronting AIDS.

Health systems financing. WHO/Europe works with Member States to improve the way in which they finance their health systems.

We provide tailored technical assistance through policy dialogue and analytical work, supporting countries to develop policy, monitor progress and design reforms. HEALTH ECONOMICS AND FINANCING FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Aims: To support government efforts towards UHC through the analysis of equity in health system financing and service use in Fiji and Timor-Leste.

Background: There are growing concerns worldwide about the limited access to quality health services faced by the poor and most disadvantaged. Poverty and Access to Health Care in Developing Countries DAVID H. PETERS,a ANU GARG,a GERRY BLOOM,b DAMIAN G.

WALKER,a WILLIAM R. BRIEGER, aAND M. HAFIZUR RAHMAN aJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA bInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex, United Kingdom People in poor countries tend to have less access to health Cited by: HEALTH FINANCING PROFILE TANZANIA.

May Overview. Between andin real terms, the Government of Tanzania’s (GOT’s) health expenditure as a percentage of total health expenditure (THE) decreased from 45% to 36%. Per capita, government expenditure on health has increased slowly, up to US$49 inwhich compares favorably File Size: KB.

4 STATE OF HEALTH FINANCING IN THE AFRICAN REGION STATE OF HEALTH FINANCING IN THE AFRICAN REGION 5 World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa The Member States of the African Region of the World Health Organization are on average still far from meeting key health financing goals such as the Abuja Declaration target of allocating 15% File Size: 1MB.

In an attempt to improve access to affordable healthcare, a number of sub-Saharan African countries adopted several models of healthcare financing, most of which have been wholly unsuccessful at reaching the poor.

These healthcare financing models range from a “free health care for all” model to a fee collection at the point of service Cited by: 5. Introduction. The dramatic increase in health care expenditures worldwide has prompted societies everywhere to look for health financing arrangements which ensure that people are not denied access to care because they cannot afford it.

1 Each year, million people are impoverished globally as a result of expenditure on health. 2 Against this background, health systems are therefore not just Cited by: 8.

The world health report: health systems financing: the path to universal coverage. and poor countries alike, for practical guidance on ways to finance health care. committed in to develop their health financing systems so that all people have.

Abstract. Public financing of health by domestic governments nearly doubled between andaccording to IHME research. The study, Public financing of health in developing countries: a cross-national systematic analysis, also analyzes the effect of development assistance for health, gross domestic product, government size, debt relief, and HIV prevalence on government health spending.

This chapter assesses health financing policy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It discusses the basic func-tions of health financing systems and the various mechanisms for effective revenue collection, pooling of resources, and pur-chase of interventions (WHO ).

It. The International Financing Facility for Immunization (IFFIm), which has generated additional resources to pay for vaccines that are already on the market but are underused in poor countries Cited by:.

A flagship $m World Bank scheme to help the poorest countries deal with a health emergency is “too little too late” for the coronavirus outbreak, say health : Karen Mcveigh. Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of 11 Country Case Studies (Spanish) This book synthesizes experiences from 11 countries—Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam—in implementing policies and strategies to achieve and sustain UHC.

Financing health in high-income countries The main lesson from the experience of high-income countries with health care financing is a simple one: financing reforms should support the ultimate goal of uni-versal coverage.

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