International Health: Measuring financial protection in health

Abstract : “Health systems are not just about improving health. Good ones also ensure that people are protected from the financial consequences of illness and death, or at least from the financial consequences associated with the use of medical care. Anecdotal evidence suggests health systems often perform badly in this respect, apparently with devastating consequences for households, especially poor ones and near-poor ones. (...) How can one measure the success with which a health system protects people against the financial consequences of ill health? What do systems that do well in this regard have in common? And how far do health system reforms improve people’s financial protection vis-à-vis health expenses? Adam Wagstaff
Promoteur/Supervisor : Prof. Laokri Samia
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Centre de recherche/Research center : Health Policy and Systems – International He
Faculté/Faculty : School of Public Health/Ecole de Santé publique
Ecole doctorale/Graduate Colleges : Public Health/Sciences de la santé publique
Ecole doctorale thématique/Graduate School (French Only): Santé publique, santé et société (SPSS)

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