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Financing of health services and alternative methods: some suggestions

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  • Isik, A.Kadir
  • Bolukbasi, Okan
  • Isik, Hayriye

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Presenting Health Care should have priority because of importance of health care for individuals and society. Today, with understanding importance of this point different political ideas and economic ideas put a lot of effort to increase the individual’s productivity and average life expectation and improve investments on humanity. Even so, sometimes statistics on health services can be critter of structure of modern countries. (Average life expectation, percentage of baby death etc.) Providing effective and fair health service which is important as such as life itself limited to cost and question of finding the right sources to cover the cost. Slow economic growth, increasing unemployment, fast growing population are the main factors of increased cost of health services and those factors are appears as actual reasons of financial difficulties on agenda. Financial difficulties of health services will affect to quality and amount of services and also will be the main reason to bring out different methods of practice. But despite those differences, to provide quality health services to the individuals requires strong and continual financial sources. Financial difficulties of health services will affect to the services for individuals so therefore will effect to individuals health. So this essay originated from those important points, aims to explore the financial difficulties throughout historical development and at the same time will look for improvement and alternative managements.

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  • Isik, A.Kadir & Bolukbasi, Okan & Isik, Hayriye, 2007. "Financing of health services and alternative methods: some suggestions," MPRA Paper 10920, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10920
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    1. Pauly, Mark V, 1987. "Nonprofit Firms in Medical Markets," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 77(2), pages 257-262, May.
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    Keywords

    Health care services; financing and alternative methods;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • H00 - Public Economics - - General - - - General

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