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Health insurance handbook [electronic resource] : how to make it work / Hong Wang ... [et al.].

Publication:
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (140 p.)
Series:
World Bank working paper ; no. 219.
Investment climate in health series.
Investment climate in health series
World Bank working paper, 1726-5878 ; no. 219
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Subjects:
Health insurance -- Finance.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Many countries that subscribe to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have committed to ensuring access to basic health services for their citizens. Health insurance has been considered and promoted as the major financing mechanism to improve access to health services, as well to provide financial risk protection. In Africa, several countries have already spent scarce time, money, and effort on health insurance initiatives. Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania are just a few of them. However, many of these schemes, both public and private, cover only a small proportion...
Contents:
Design element 1 : feasibility of health insurance
Design element 2 : choice of financing mechanisms
Design element 3 : population coverage
Design element 4 : benefits packages and cost containment
Design element 5 : engagement, selection, and payment of health care providers
Design element 6 : organizational structure
Design element 7 : operationalizing health insurance
Design element 8 : monitoring and evaluation of health insurance schemes.
Notes:
Rev. ed. of: Africa health insurance handbook / Hong Wang ... [et al.]. 2010.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Wang, Hong, MD.
World Bank.
ISBN:
1-283-49183-4
9786613491831
0-8213-8953-X
OCLC:
776984874