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Access to care and medicines, burden of health care expenditures, and risk protection: Results from the World Health Survey

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  • Wagner, Anita K.
  • Graves, Amy Johnson
  • Reiss, Sheila K.
  • LeCates, Robert
  • Zhang, Fang
  • Ross-Degnan, Dennis
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    We assessed the contribution of health insurance and a functioning public sector to access to care and medicines and household economic burden.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 100 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 151-158

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:100:y:2011:i:2:p:151-158

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    Keywords: Access to care; Economic burden; Health insurance; Medicines coverage; Africa;

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    1. Eddy van Doorslaer & Owen O'Donnell & Ravindra P. Rannan-Eliya & Aparnaa Somanathan & Shiva Raj Adhikari & Charu C. Garg & Deni Harbianto & Alejandro N. Herrin & Mohammed Nazmul Huq & Shamsia Ibragimo, 2007. "Catastrophic payments for health care in Asia," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(11), pages 1159-1184.
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    1. Fan, Victoria Y. & Savedoff, William D., 2014. "The health financing transition: A conceptual framework and empirical evidence," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 105(C), pages 112-121.
    2. Victoria Fan and William Savedoff, 2014. "The Health Financing Transition: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Evidence - Working Paper 358," Working Papers 358, Center for Global Development.
    3. Faden, Laura & Vialle-Valentin, Catherine & Ross-Degnan, Dennis & Wagner, Anita, 2011. "Active pharmaceutical management strategies of health insurance systems to improve cost-effective use of medicines in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review of current evidence," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 134-143.

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