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Community-based health insurance in developing countries: a study of its contribution to the performance of health financing systems

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dc.contributor.author Carrin, G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Waelkens, M. P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Criel, B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:42:20Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:42:20Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1360-2276 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2005.01455.x
dc.identifier.other ITG-H2A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-HLA en_US
dc.identifier.other HEALTH en_US
dc.identifier.other U-PUBLIC en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other FTB en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/1192
dc.description.abstract We studied the potential of community-based health insurance (CHI) to contribute to the performance of health financing systems. The international empirical evidence is analysed on the basis of the three health financing subfunctions as outlined in the World Health Report 2000: revenue collection, pooling of resources and purchasing of services. The evidence indicates that achievements of CHI in each of these subfunctions so far have been modest, although many CHI schemes still are relatively young and would need more time to develop. We present an overview of the main factors influencing the performance of CHI on these financing subfunctions and discuss a set of proposals to increase CHI performance. The proposals pertain to the demand for and the supply of health care in the community; to the technical, managerial and institutional set-up of CHI; and to the rational use of subsidies.
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing
dc.subject Health care financing en_US
dc.subject Health insurance en_US
dc.subject Community-based en_US
dc.subject Universal coverage en_US
dc.subject Health services, needs and demand en_US
dc.subject Government subsidies en_US
dc.subject Developing countries en_US
dc.title Community-based health insurance in developing countries: a study of its contribution to the performance of health financing systems en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 8 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Medicine and International Health en_US
dc.citation.volume 10 en_US
dc.citation.pages 799-811 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16045467
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Med Int Health en_US


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