Effectiveness of community health financing in meeting the cost of illness

Abstract

The background research done for this article points to five key policies available to governments to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of existing community financing schemes. These include: (a) increased and well-targeted subsidies to pay for the premiumsof low-income populations; (b) insurance to protect against expenditure fluctuations and re-insurance to enlarge the effective size of small risk pools; (c) effective prevention and case management techniques to limit expenditure fluctuations; (d) technical support to strengthen the management capacity of local schemes; and (e) establishment and strengthening of links with the formal financing and provider networks.

Citation

Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2002) 80 (2) 143-150

Effectiveness of community health financing in meeting the cost of illness

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