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A Difficult Balancing Act: Policy Actors' Perspectives on Using Economic Evaluation to Inform Health-Care Coverage Decisions under the Universal Health Insurance Coverage Scheme in Thailand

Title A Difficult Balancing Act: Policy Actors' Perspectives on Using Economic Evaluation to Inform Health-Care Coverage Decisions under the Universal Health Insurance Coverage Scheme in Thailand
Year 2008
Author Y. Teerawattananon and S. Russell
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4733.2008.00367.x
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S109830151060647X
Journal Value in Health
Document Type Journal Article
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A post 2015 development goal for health—should it be universal health coverage?

Title A post 2015 development goal for health—should it be universal health coverage?
Year  
Author Victoria Y. Fan, A. Glassman and D. S. William
DOI  
URL http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2012/09/25/amanda-glassman-et-al-a-post-2015-development-goal-for-health-should-it-be-universal-health-coverage/
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Document Type Web Page
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A Universal Healthcare System: Is It Right for the United States?

Title A Universal Healthcare System: Is It Right for the United States?
Year 2007
Author M. Rashford
DOI 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2007.00060.x
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-6198.2007.00060.x
Journal Nursing Forum
Document Type Journal Article
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Classification Policy
Abstract A Universal Health Care System: Is it Right for the United States? The over 45 million Americans who are uninsured speak volumes about the problems with our present healthcare system. Many Americans do not have access to basic health care and it is time to revisit the importance of universal health care for all Americans. PURPOSE.To gain a greater understanding of the facts, figures, and support for universal health care in America. SOURCE OF INFORMATION.A literature review of five research studies. CONCLUSION.The implementation of universal health care in America is a plausible feat, but the support of several facets of society is necessary for this to become a reality.

 

Achieving effective universal health coverage with equity: evidence from Chile

Title Achieving effective universal health coverage with equity: evidence from Chile
Year 2013
Author P. Frenz, I. Delgado, J. S. Kaufman and S. Harper
DOI 10.1093/heapol/czt054
URL http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/08/05/heapol.czt054.abstract
Journal Health Policy and Planning
Document Type Journal Article
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Classification Equity; policy

 

Adopting Consensus Text, General Assembly Encourages Member States to Plan, Pursue Transition of National Health Care Systems towards Universal Coverage

Title Adopting Consensus Text, General Assembly Encourages Member States to Plan, Pursue Transition of National Health Care Systems towards Universal Coverage
Year 2012
Author UN
DOI  
URL http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2012/ga11326.doc.htm
Journal  
Document Type Webpage
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Classification Policy
Abstract Recognizing the intrinsic role of health in achieving international development goals, the General Assembly today – through the unanimous adoption of a resolution on global health and foreign policy – encouraged Governments to plan or pursue the transition towards universal access to affordable and quality health-care services. By that text, the Assembly, calling for more attention to health as an important cross-cutting policy issue, urged Member States, civil society and international organizations to incorporate universal health coverage in the international development agenda and in the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. The Assembly also recognized that improving social protection towards universal coverage “is an investment in people that empowers them to adjust to changes in the economy and the labour market and helps support a transition to a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable economy”.  As such, while planning or pursuing the transition towards universal coverage, Member States were encouraged to continue investing in health-delivery systems to increase and safeguard the range and quality of services and meet the health needs of their populations.

 

Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: provider payment and service supply behaviour and incentives in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme - a systems approach

Title Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: provider payment and service supply behaviour and incentives in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme - a systems approach
Year 2014
Author I. Agyepong, G. Aryeetey, J. Nonvignon, F. Asenso-Boadi, H. Dzikunu, E. Antwi, D. Ankrah, C. Adjei-Acquah, R. Esena, M. Aikins and D. Arhinful
DOI  
URL http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/12/1/35
Journal Health Research Policy and Systems
Document Type Journal Article
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Classification Policy, health insurance

 

An assessment of progress towards universal health coverage in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS)

Title An assessment of progress towards universal health coverage in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS)
Year 2014
Author R. Marten, D. McIntyre, C. Travassos, S. Shishkin, W. Longde, S. Reddy and J. Vega
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60075-1
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673614600751
Journal Lancet
Document Type Journal Article
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Classification Policy, other UHC complimentary initiatives

 

An exploratory study of the policy process and early implementation of the free NHIS coverage for pregnant women in Ghana

Title An exploratory study of the policy process and early implementation of the free NHIS coverage for pregnant women in Ghana
Year 2013
Author S. Witter, B. Garshong and V. Ridde
DOI  
URL http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/12/1/16
Journal International Journal for Equity in Health
Document Type Journal Article
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Classification Policy; Health Insurance

 

Analysis of a financing reform of Sub-Saharan African health systems at local level the case of community-based health systems in West and Central Africa

Title Analysis of a financing reform of Sub-Saharan African health systems at local level the case of community-based health systems in West and Central Africa
Year 2010
Author A. Ngaleu
DOI  
URL http://books.google.com.gh/books?id=XAeckgEACAAJ
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Document Type Bool
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Assessment of systems for paying health care providers in Vietnam: Implications for equity, efficiency and expanding effective health coverage

Title Assessment of systems for paying health care providers in Vietnam: Implications for equity, efficiency and expanding effective health coverage
Year 2015
Author N. K. Phuong, T. T. M. Oanh, H. T. Phuong, T. V. Tien and C. Cashin
DOI 10.1080/17441692.2014.986154
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2014.986154
Journal Global Public Health
Document Type Journal Article
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Abstract Provider payment arrangements are currently a core concern for Vietnam's health sector and a key lever for expanding effective coverage and improving the efficiency and equity of the health system. This study describes how different provider payment systems are designed and implemented in practice across a sample of provinces and districts in Vietnam. Key informant interviews were conducted with over 100 health policy-makers, purchasers and providers using a structured interview guide. The results of the different payment methods were scored by respondents and assessed against a set of health system performance criteria. Overall, the public health insurance agency, Vietnam Social Security (VSS), is focused on managing expenditures through a complicated set of reimbursement policies and caps, but the incentives for providers are unclear and do not consistently support Vietnam's health system objectives. The results of this study are being used by the Ministry of Health and VSS to reform the provider payment systems to be more consistent with international definitions and good practices and to better support Vietnam's health system objectives.

 

Beyond fragmentation and towards universal coverage: insights from Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania

Title Beyond fragmentation and towards universal coverage: insights from Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania
Year 2008
Author D. McIntyre, B. Garshong, G. Mtei, F. Meheus, M. Thiede, J. Akazili, M. Ally, M. Aikins, J. A. Mulligan and J. Goudge
DOI  
URL http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/11/08-053413/en/
Journal Bull World Health Organ
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Budget Brief No.14 - Healthy Ambitions? Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) Must Become More Transparent if it is to Anchor Universal Health Coverage

Title Budget Brief No.14 - Healthy Ambitions? Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) Must Become More Transparent if it is to Anchor Universal Health Coverage
Year 2014
Author V. M. Jason Lakin
DOI  
URL http://internationalbudget.org/budget-briefs/brief14/
Journal Budget Brief
Document Type Journal Article
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Classification Health Insurance; policy

 

Building locally relevant models for Universal Health Coverage and its implications for Health Information Systems: Some Reflections from India

Title Building locally relevant models for Universal Health Coverage and its implications for Health Information Systems: Some Reflections from India
Year 2014
Author S. Sahay, T. Sundararaman and A. S. Mukherjee
DOI  
URL http://www.jhia-online.org/index.php/jhia/article/view/113
Journal Journal of Health Informatics in Africa
Document Type Journal Article
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