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monografie
monografie
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Source: katalogy Medvik
Title
Private health insurance : history, politics and performance / edited by Sarah Thomson, Anna Sagan and Elias Mossialos
Author
Date of issue
2020
Publisher
World Health Organization, ©2020
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020
Series
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Physical description
xviii, 574 stran : grafy
Language
angličtina
Country
Spojené království
Document type
monografie
ISBN
978-0-521-12582-6
Link
Call number
NLK: online
Record number
MED00205841
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Abstract
A collection of comparative case studies analysing the history, politics and performance of private health insurance globally and its implications for universal health coverage. This is essential reading for graduate students, scholars and policy-makers working on health systems financing worldwide. Can private health insurance fill gaps in publicly financed coverage? Does it enhance access to health care or improve efficiency in health service delivery? Will it provide fiscal relief for governments struggling to raise public revenue for health? This book examines the successes, failures and challenges of private health insurance globally through country case studies written by leading national experts. Each case study considers the role of history and politics in shaping private health insurance and determining its impact on health system performance. Despite great diversity in the size and functioning of markets for private health insurance, the book identifies clear patterns across countries, drawing out valuable lessons for policymakers while showing how history and politics have proved a persistent barrier to effective public policy.
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