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Healthcare Payment Incentives: A Comparative Analysis of Reforms in Taiwan, South Korea and China

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  • Karen Eggleston

    (Department of Economics, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

  • Chee-Ruey Hsieh

    (The Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)

Abstract

Payment incentives to both consumers and providers have significant consequences for the equity and efficiency of a healthcare system, and have recently come to the fore in health policy reforms. This review first discusses the economic rationale for the apparent international convergence toward payment systems with mixed demand- and supply-side cost sharing. The recent payment reforms undertaken in Taiwan, South Korea and China are then summarised. Available evidence clearly indicates that payment incentives matter, and, in particular, that supply-side cost sharing can improve efficiency without undermining equity. Further study and monitoring of health service quality and risk selection is warranted.

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Article provided by Springer Healthcare | Adis in its journal Applied Health Economics and Health Policy.

Volume (Year): 3 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 47-56

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Keywords: Cost-allocation; Health-policy; Reimbursement;

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  1. Karen Eggleston & Keqin Rao & Jian Wang, 2005. "From Plan to Market in the Health Sector? China's Experience," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 0501, Department of Economics, Tufts University.

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