Implementing health financing reform: Lessons from countries in transition
Implementing health financing reform: Lessons from countries in transitionJakab, Melitta; Cashin, Cheryl; Kutzin, Joseph. WHO. 2010. xx + 411 p.
Since 1990, the social and economic policies of the transition countries of central and eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia have diverged, including the way they have reformed the financing of their health systems. This book analyses this rich experience in a systematic way. It reviews the background to health financing systems and reform in these countries, starting with the legacy of the systems in the USSR and central and eastern Europe before 1990 and the consequences (particularly fiscal) of the transition for their organization and performance. Using in-depth country case experiences, chapters focus on how policies were implemented to change the mechanisms for revenue collection, pooling of funds, purchasing of services and the policy on benefit entitlements.
Document type: Book.
Language(s): English .
Accessibility: All free.
Theme(s): Social security reform.
Geographic coverage: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Moldova, Republic of, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, CS, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, South Sudan, Slovakia, Slovenia.
Keyword(s): social security administration, social security financing, national planning, health insurance, health service.
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