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Implementing health financing reform : lessons from countries in transition / edited by Joseph Kutzin, Cheryl Cashin, Melitta Jakab
[Brussels] : European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2010
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Subject(s) Medical economics -- Eurasia
Medical care -- Eurasia -- Cost control
Medical policy -- Eurasia
Health care reform -- Eurasia
Physical Description xx, 411 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Also available online
Includes bibliographical references
Contents Conceptual framework for analysing health financing systems and the effects of reforms / Joseph Kutzin -- Understanding the legacy: health financing systems in the USSR and central and eastern Europe prior to transition / Christopher Davis -- Fiscal context and health expenditure patterns / Joseph Kutzin, Melitta Jakab -- Sources of funds and revenue collection: reforms and challenges / Igor Sheiman ... [et al.] -- Reforms in the pooling of funds / Joseph Kutzin ... [et al.] -- Purchasing of health care services / Hernan L. Fuenzalida-Puelma ... [et al.] -- Coverage decisions: benefit entitlements and patient cost sharing / George Gotsadze, Peter Gaál -- Financing capital costs and reducing the fixed costs of health systems / Dominic . Haazen, Alexander S. Hayer -- Financing of public health services and programmes: time to look into the black box / Antonio Duran, Joseph Kutzin -- Aligning public expenditure and financial management with health financing reforms / Sarbani Chakraborty ... [et al.] -- What role for voluntary health insurance? / Sarah Thomson -- Strategies to address informal payments for health care / Peter Gaál, Melitta Jakab, Sergey Shishkin -- Promoting accountability in health care financing institutions / William D. Savedoff, Hernan L. Fuenzalida-Puelma -- Implementing health financing reform in CE-EECCA countries: synthesis and lessons learned / Joseph Kutzin ... [et al.]
Summary 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. From practical experience of implementing, advising or evaluating health financing policies in the region, the authors offer important lessons, as well as pitfalls to avoid in the reform process. This book is essential reading for health finance policy-makers, advisers and analysts in this region and beyond
Note Also issued online
Series Observatory studies series ; no. 21
Alternate Author Kutzin, Joseph
Cashin, Cheryl
Jakab, Melitta
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

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