Publication
Title
Protecting households from catastrophic health spending
Author
Abstract
Many countries rely heavily on patients' out-of-pocket payments to providers to finance their health care systems. This prevents some people from seeking care and results in financial catastrophe and impoverishment for others who do obtain care. Surveys in eighty-nine countries covering 89 percent of the world's population suggest that 150 million people globally suffer financial catastrophe annually because they pay for health services. Prepayment mechanisms protect people from financial catastrophe, but there is no strong evidence that social health insurance systems offer better or worse protection than tax-based systems do
Language
English
Source (journal)
Health affairs. - Millwood, N.Y.
Publication
Millwood, N.Y. : 2007
ISSN
0278-2715
Volume/pages
26:4(2007), p. 972-983
ISI
000248119500009
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.03.2009
Last edited 12.04.2017