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Multi-level pro-poor health governance, statistical information flows and the role of regional organisations in South America and Southern Africa
Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration 2016
Health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally. Whereas this has – in principle – enhanced the insta...
Health financing and delivery in India: an overview of selected schemes
K. Jain / Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing 2013
In recent years, the government of India has made attempts to address its notorious health inequities by providing health protection to poor and vulnerable citizens. This paper presents an overview of India’s health care system ...
Addressing the global health crisis: universal health protection policies
International Labour Organization 2014
Access to health protection is crucial for both good health of the population and for boosting the economy. Ensuring that everyone can attend quality health care is a prerequisite for sustainable development based on equity and inclus...
Optimizing PhilHealth's case-based payment scheme to achieve greater financial protection
G.V. Dalmacion; N.R. Juban; Z. Zordilla / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2016
In 2011, PhilHealth implemented the case-based payment (CBP) scheme to improve its benefit framework, enhance hospital social services, and achieve greater financial protection for its patients. The CBP is observed as better than the ...
Spotlight on publications: methodologies of Latin American report cards on health
In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of their citi...
Analysis of supply and market for health care facilities
M.S. Zingapan / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1995
This paper is two-fold. The first part deals with whether insurance have or do not have inflationary effect on government and private hospital fees. The extent of its effect on hospital utilisation rates and the determinants of demand...
Toward a cognitive perspective on transition
T. Fu-Lai-Yu / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2003
The author carries out an uncommon analysis of economic transition and change in terms of human consciousness, perception, knowledge, learning, interpretation and response. He highlights the role of institutions in transition a...
A standardized health information system for refugee settings: rationale, challenges and the way forward
C. Haskew; P. Spiegel; B. Tomczyk; N. Cornier; H. Hering / World Health Organization 2010
This paper discusses the rationale for establishing a refugee health information system (HIS) in countries that host camp-based refugee populations. It attempts to dispel a common misconception that refugee and national HIS are two co...
New ideas to help the Aquino administration achieve its health agenda
R.F. Lavado / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
Despite the gains that the Philippines has made in many areas in the country’s health care situation, certain bottlenecks remain. As such, one of President Benigno S. Aquino’s inaugural commitments was to ensure quality an...
Assessment of the absorptive capacity for government and donor funding: the case of the DOH
A.M.G. Palma / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2001
Agencies tasked to carry out a social agenda have distinct experience in the utilization of available resources. The issues that confront the Department of Health (DOH) in the delivery of healthcare services support the need to look a...
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