Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development : Country Summary Report for Thailand

Title Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development : Country Summary Report for Thailand
Year 2014
Author W. Patcharanarumol, V. Tangcharoensathien, S. Wibulpolprasert and P. Suthiwisesak
DOI  
URL https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/20735
Journal World Bank Group
Document Type Report
Document Availability Full Text
Classification Equity; health insurance
Abstract Thailand, an upper-middle-income country with a population of 69.5 million in 2012, achieved its health-related Millennium Development Goals by the early 2000s. The health care delivery system has received significant investments in the past three or four decades and now offers extensive health infrastructure coverage that reaches even the most rural and remote areas, in a publicly dominated health system. However, ensuring equity among the three main public insurance programs and assuring fiscal sustainability are the major challenges facing the current system.