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Many funders of international development programs use indicators as proxies for good public policies and the ability of countries to use aid well. As an input to these efforts, the Global Health Indicators Working Group examined potential measures of a government's commitment to health, with the goal of identifying and recommending a set of indicators for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of a community-based mutual health organization (MHO) on utilization of priority health services, financial protection of its members and inclusion of the poor and other target groups. METHODS Four MHOs were established in two districts in Mali. A case-control study was carried out in which household survey data were(More)
Afzal Siddiqui provided the legal analysis for the study and the component initiatives (Volumes 1-5). Zohair Ashir studied the use of Muslim religious funds for financing health services for the indigent (Volumes 1, 3, and 5). ABSTRACT This report is based on the assumption that concrete benefits would result from allowing hospitals currently owned and run(More)
User fee removal has been put forward as an approach to increasing priority health service utilization, reducing impoverishment, and ultimately reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. However, user fees are a source of facility revenue in many low-income countries, often used for purchasing drugs and supplies and paying incentives to health workers. This(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the impact of an Integrated Care Delivery intervention on health care seeking and outcomes for chronically-ill patients in Henan province, China. METHODS A case-control study was carried out in six health care organizations from two counties in Henan province, China. 371 patients aged 50 years or over with hypertension or(More)
OBJECTIVE Reform of the health care system in urban areas of China has prompted concerns about the utilization of Community Health Centers (CHC). This study examined which of the dominant primary care delivery models, i.e., the public CHC model, the 'gate-keeper' CHC model, or the hospital-owned CHC models, was most effective in enhancing access to and(More)
i ABSTRACT As Phase I of a three-phase Health Financing and Sustainability project, this paper reviews the relevant concepts and literature and presents the preliminary field work design for research regarding provider incentives and productive efficiency in government health services. In addition to providing a basic conceptual framework of the issues, the(More)
Afzal Siddiqui provided the legal analysis for the study and the component initiatives (Volumes 1-5). Zohair Ashir studied the use of Muslim religious funds for financing health services for the indigent (Volumes 1, 3, and 5). ABSTRACT This report focuses on the potential for developing in Pakistan private health insurance programs based on managed-care(More)
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