IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

International comparison of the effectiveness of fiscal and insurance models of healthcare financing

Listed author(s):
  • Sheinman, Igor


    (NRU HSE)

  • Terentieva, Svetlana


    (NRU HSE)

Registered author(s):

    The article analyzes the comparative characteristics of the two main models of health care financing: mandatory health insurance (MHI) and budget. Based on the theoretical analysis of their characteristics are formulated hypotheses about the impact of funding models on the performance of health care. Check these hypotheses performed by estimating multifactor econometric model based on the data on 28 post-Soviet countries for the period 1991-2012 years (27 indicators). It confirmed the hypothesis that the CHI system provides a steady flow of public expenditure on health, compared with the budget model. In discussing the results obtained emphasis on the variability of ways of organizing the CHI system of the countries. It is concluded that the benefits of a model MLA realized only when it is a rational design.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in its journal Economic Policy.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2015)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 171-193

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:e15611
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    82, Vernadsky pr., 117571, Moscow

    Phone: +7 (499) 956 95 86
    Fax: (095) 564-85-80
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. Ensor, Tim & Thompson, Robin, 1998. "Health insurance as a catalyst to change in former communist countries?," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 43(3), pages 203-218, March.
    2. Adam Wagstaff, 2010. "Social health insurance reexamined," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(5), pages 503-517.
    3. Jeffrey M Wooldridge, 2010. "Solutions Manual and Supplementary Materials for Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 2, volume 1, number 0262731835, January.
    4. Шейман И. М. & Шевский В. И., 2015. "Кадровая Политика В Здравоохранении: Сравнительный Анализ Российской И Международной Практики," Вопросы государственного и муниципального управления // Public administration issues, НИУ ВШЭ, issue 1, pages 143-167.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:e15611. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (RANEPA maintainer)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.