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Trade in health services: what's in it for developing countries ?


  • Cattaneo, Olivier


This 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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  • Cattaneo, Olivier, 2009. "Trade in health services: what's in it for developing countries ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5115, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5115

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    1. Fahmida Khatun & Mazbahul Ahamad, 2015. "Liberalising trade in health services: constraints and prospects for South Asian countries," International Journal of Health Planning and Management, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(1), pages 57-70, January.

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    Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Health Systems Development&Reform; Health Law; Disease Control&Prevention; Health Economics&Finance;

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