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Financing health services in developing countries an agenda for reform. by John S. Akin

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C., U.S.A .
Written in English



  • Developing Countries.,
  • Developing countries,
  • Developing countries.


  • Medical care -- Developing countries -- Finance.,
  • Public health -- Developing countries -- Finance.,
  • Medical policy -- Developing countries.,
  • Financing, Organized.,
  • Health Policy -- economics.,
  • Health Services -- economics.,
  • Developing Countries.

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Edition Notes

SeriesA World Bank policy study,
ContributionsBirdsall, Nancy., De Ferranti, David M., World Bank.
LC ClassificationsRA410.55.D48 A35 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 93 p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2381759M
ISBN 100821309005
LC Control Number87010427

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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). Financing Health Services in Developing Countries An Agenda for Reform The World Bank Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 0 Financing Health Services in Developing Countries was prepared by John Akin, Nancy Birdsall, and David de Ferranti in the Policy and Research Division of the World Bank's Population, Health, and Nutrition Department. health sectors in developing countries. Development assistance for health (DAH) has risen steadily since from about US$8 billion (constant $) to nearly $19 billion in In addition to direct health aid from donors, debt relief to low-income and middle-income countries allows recipient governments to redirect funds. Given their limited incomes, revenue-raising capabilities, and administrative capacity, developing countries as a group face serious constraints in financing basic health services, providing Cited by:

operation and Development (OECD) countries except the United States, governments have decided to publicly finance or require private financing of the bulk of health services. However, given both low income levels and limits on possibili-ties for domestic resource mobilization in LICs and some. Paying for health services in developing countries: an overview (English) Abstract. This paper presents an overview of the principal issues, problems, and policy options in financing health services in developing countries. The shortcomings of existing policies, which finance health care to a significant extent from public revenue sources. 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. Diane McIntyre, Learning from experience: health care financing in low- and middle-income countries, Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Keywords: 1. Health care financing. 2. Health financing systems. 3. Low- and middle-income countries. 4. Developing countries. 5. Health insurance. 6. Equity.

Health is increasingly a critical concern in the context of development. This book examines the function of health systems, particularly the key factors: finance, human resources, pharmaceuticals, public facilities and stresses the importance of improving access to health services in developing : Palgrave.   Evolution and patterns of global health financing – development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in countries . HEALTH FINANCING GUIDANCE NO 3 DEVELOPING A NATIONAL HEALTH FINANCING STRATEGY: A REFERENCE GUIDE Joseph Kutzin Sophie Witter . 1 In , the countries that are members of WHO endorsed a resolution urging governments to develop health financing systems aimed at attaining and maintaining "universal coverage" - described as raising sufficient funds for health in a way that allows access to needed services without the risk of financial.