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The Resource Universal health care 101 : lessons for the eastern Caribbean and beyond, prepared by Evridiki Tsounta

Universal health care 101 : lessons for the eastern Caribbean and beyond, prepared by Evridiki Tsounta

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Universal health care 101 : lessons for the eastern Caribbean and beyond
Title
Universal health care 101
Title remainder
lessons for the eastern Caribbean and beyond
Statement of responsibility
prepared by Evridiki Tsounta
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite the increasing interest in universal health care, little is known about the optimal way to finance, design, and implement it. This paper attempts to fill this gap by providing some general policy recommendations on this important issue. While most of the paper addresses the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries, its policy implications are applicable to any country. The paper finds that the best financing option is country-specific depending on a country's economic, cultural, institutional, demographic and epidemiological characteristics, as well as political economy considerations. However, taxation should be the primary financing source. It also concludes that an appropriate and realistic benefit package would need to be designed to ensure the system's financial viability. Regarding the optimal way to implement universal health care, certain preconditions are needed, including sound public administration, a small informal economy, and a transparent health financing system that builds social consensus
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Tsounta, Evridiki
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG3810 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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International Monetary Fund
Series statement
IMF Working Paper,
Series volume
WP/09/61
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  • Health care reform
  • National health insurance
  • Health Expenditures
  • Insurance, Health
  • Universal Health Insurance
  • Health care reform
  • National health insurance
  • West Indies
  • Caribbean Area
Label
Universal health care 101 : lessons for the eastern Caribbean and beyond, prepared by Evridiki Tsounta
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Copyright
Note
  • "March 2009."
  • At head of title: Western Hemisphere Department
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-25)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. Introduction; II. What are the Available Financing Options for Universal Health Care?; III. The Challenges of Population Aging and the Epidemiological Transition; IV. What Would Be the Optimal Tax: General Taxation Versus Mandatory Payroll/ Social Security Contributions?; V. Providing Universal Coverage: A Single Provider or Numerous Providers?; Boxes; 1. National Health Insurance in Taiwan Province of China (POC); VI. Designing the Benefit Package; 2. The Targeting of Health Services to the Poor: An International Perspective
  • 3. ECCU: Cost of Treating Diabetes, 2000-30Appendices; I. Proposed Universal Health Care System in St. Lucia; II. Projecting Long-term Health Care Costs Due to Population Aging; III. Estimating Age-adjusted Health Spending
  • VII. Preconditions for Successfully Implementing Health Care Reforms3. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE); 4. Examples of Planning and Gradually Extending Universal Health Care: Republic of Korea and Taiwan Province of China; VIII. Conclusions; References; Tables; 1. Selected Countries with Universal Health Care; 2. Selected Caribbean Countries Planning Universal Health Care Coverage; 3. ECCU: Official Development Assistance for Health, 1973-2005; Figures; 1. ECCU: Long-Term Health Care Costs, 2005-35; 2. ECCU: Diabetes Prevalence by Age Group, 2000-30
Control code
467298260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (35 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451916430
Issn
2227-8885
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.5089/9781451872088.001
  • 10.5089/9781451916430.001
Other physical details
color illustrations
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • imfWPIEA2009061
  • (IMF)WPIEA2009061
  • (OCoLC)467298260
Label
Universal health care 101 : lessons for the eastern Caribbean and beyond, prepared by Evridiki Tsounta
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "March 2009."
  • At head of title: Western Hemisphere Department
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-25)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. Introduction; II. What are the Available Financing Options for Universal Health Care?; III. The Challenges of Population Aging and the Epidemiological Transition; IV. What Would Be the Optimal Tax: General Taxation Versus Mandatory Payroll/ Social Security Contributions?; V. Providing Universal Coverage: A Single Provider or Numerous Providers?; Boxes; 1. National Health Insurance in Taiwan Province of China (POC); VI. Designing the Benefit Package; 2. The Targeting of Health Services to the Poor: An International Perspective
  • 3. ECCU: Cost of Treating Diabetes, 2000-30Appendices; I. Proposed Universal Health Care System in St. Lucia; II. Projecting Long-term Health Care Costs Due to Population Aging; III. Estimating Age-adjusted Health Spending
  • VII. Preconditions for Successfully Implementing Health Care Reforms3. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE); 4. Examples of Planning and Gradually Extending Universal Health Care: Republic of Korea and Taiwan Province of China; VIII. Conclusions; References; Tables; 1. Selected Countries with Universal Health Care; 2. Selected Caribbean Countries Planning Universal Health Care Coverage; 3. ECCU: Official Development Assistance for Health, 1973-2005; Figures; 1. ECCU: Long-Term Health Care Costs, 2005-35; 2. ECCU: Diabetes Prevalence by Age Group, 2000-30
Control code
467298260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (35 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451916430
Issn
2227-8885
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.5089/9781451872088.001
  • 10.5089/9781451916430.001
Other physical details
color illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • imfWPIEA2009061
  • (IMF)WPIEA2009061
  • (OCoLC)467298260

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