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The impact of health insurance in low- and middle-income countries

Author: Maria-Luisa Escobar; Charles C Griffin; R Paul Shaw; Brookings Institution.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010.
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Over the past twenty years, many low- and middle-income countries have experimented with health insurance options. While their plans have varied widely in scale and ambition, their goals are the same: to make health services more affordable through the use of public subsidies while also moving care providers partially or fully into competitive markets. Until now, however, we have known little about the actual  Read more...
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Impact of health insurance in low- and middle-income countries.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010038233
(OCoLC)663370334
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria-Luisa Escobar; Charles C Griffin; R Paul Shaw; Brookings Institution.
ISBN: 9780815705611 0815705611
OCLC Number: 705945335
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Why and how we're studying health insurance in the developing world? / Maria-Luisa Escobar, Charles C. Griffin, and R. Paul Shaw --
A review of the evidence / Ursula Giedion and Beatriz Yadira Díaz --
Low-cost health insurance schemes to protect the poor in Namibia / Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Wendy Janssens, and Jacques van der Gaag --
Ghana's national health insurance scheme / Slavea Chankova, Chris Atim, and Laurel Hatt --
Impact of health insurance on access, use, and health status in Costa Rica / James Cercone [and others] --
Health insurance and access to health services, health services use, and health status in Peru / Ricardo Bitrán, Rodrigo Muñoz, and Lorena Prieto --
The impact of health insurance on use, spending, and health in Indonesia / Facundo Cuevas and Susan W. Parker --
The impact of a social experiment--rural mutual health care--on health care use, financial risk protection, and health status in rural China / Winnie Yip and William Hsiao --
Colombia's big bang health insurance reform / Ursula Giedion [and others] --
Main findings, research issues, and policy implications / Maria-Luisa Escobar, Charles C. Griffin, and R. Paul Shaw.
Responsibility: Maria-Luisa Escobar, Charles C. Griffin, and R. Paul Shaw, editors.

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