Health policymakers and program managers in both the public and private sectors will find this book useful for designing and implementing financing mechanisms that protect the poor and ensure equity. The guide helps policymakers and program managers to consider what information they need if they plan to introduce user fees. It addresses important issues such as: What is the role of user fees in funding health services? When are special mechanisms necessary to protect the poor? What types of mechanisms are available, and how effective and costly are they?
Boston: Management Sciences for Health, pp60