Trade in health services: what's in it for developing countries ?
AbstractThis study summarizes the existing knowledge and relevant abstracts and case-studies on the design of health and/or trade reforms and policies. The study aims to contribute to the understanding of the potential benefits and risks - and ways to maximize the former and minimize the latter - of trade in the health sector. It is designed for non-trade (health) experts to understand how trade can help to improve health systems and access to health services, and for trade specialists to understand the specific characteristics of the health sector.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5115.
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2009
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Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Health Systems Development&Reform; Health Law; Disease Control&Prevention; Health Economics&Finance;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-11-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2009-11-21 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2009-11-21 (Health Economics)
- NEP-INT-2009-11-21 (International Trade)
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