Reforming health care financing in Bulgaria: the population perspective.

Abstract

This study explores underlying values, such as views on the role of the state and solidarity, attitudes to, and understanding of compulsory and voluntary insurance, and co-payments. The study identifies general principles (equity, transparency) considered important by the population and practical aspects of implementation of reform. Data were obtained from a representative survey (n=1547) and from 58 in-depth interviews and 6 focus groups with users and health professionals, conducted in 1997 before the actual reform of the health financing system in Bulgaria.

Citation

Balabanova, D.; McKee, M. Reforming health care financing in Bulgaria: the population perspective. Social Science and Medicine (2004) 58 (4) 753-765. [DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(03)00241-7]

Reforming health care financing in Bulgaria: the population perspective.

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