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Cost Sharing for Primary Health Care

By Abdul Serouri
ISBN: 9780855984762
This study seeks to demonstrate the impact of cost sharing on the population of Yemen and specifically on poor and vulnerable people. It aims to alert decision makers to features of cost-sharing policies that are likely to hamper equitable access to services and prevent quality improvements and sustainability.

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  • Synopsis
    The dilemma of how to meet the primary health needs of the population, especially poor people, with diminishing government resources is a major issue for government, policy makers and donors in Yemen. This study seeks to demonstrate the impact of cost sharing on the population of Yemen and specifically on poor and vulnerable people. The authors show that health care is increasingly unaffordable for most people, particularly in rural areas. They aim to alert decision makers to features of cost-sharing policies that are likely to hamper equitable access to services and prevent quality improvements and sustainability. The study highlights the essential elements of an equitable health-financing policy in Yemen; affordable and locally available drugs and services; rational drug use; improved staff training and continuous support and supervision by the implementing agency.
  • Table of Contents
    List of abbreviations
    Preface
    Map of sites

    1. Introduction
    Country profile
    The health situation in Yemen
    Review of international and national experience of cost sharing

    2. Aims and objectives of the research
    Rationale for research
    Methodology

    3. Results
    Utilisation of health services and its determinants
    Access to health services
    Willingness to pay for health care
    Quality of health services
    Overall evaluation of cost sharing
    Exemptions: do they work?
    Cost sharing: some operational issues

    4. Discussion
    Impact of cost sharing
    Factors reducing the effectiveness of cost sharing:the context
    Factors reducing the effectiveness of cost sharing:values and beliefs

    5. Recommendations
    General recommendations
    Recommendations for exemption improvements
    Recommendations for quality improvements
    Recommendations for improvement of financial and managerial capabilities
    Recommendations for improvement of community participation
    Recommendations for future research

    Conclusions
    References
    Appendix
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Abdul Serouri
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 84
    Format Paperback / softback