Private Health Insurance for the Poor in Developing Countries?

The financing of health care is a major challenge for developing countries, especially since deficiencies in national health systems specifically harm the poor. Innovative financing mechanisms, such as private health insurance, offer benefits and risks. Their implementation requires caution on the p...

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Main Author: Drechsler, Denis
Other Authors: Jütting, Johannes
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2005
Series:OECD Development Centre Policy Insights
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The financing of health care is a major challenge for developing countries, especially since deficiencies in national health systems specifically harm the poor. Innovative financing mechanisms, such as private health insurance, offer benefits and risks. Their implementation requires caution on the part of policy makers who need to consider adequate regulation in order to optimise health outcomes
Physical Description:7 p. 21 x 29.7cm