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Health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe
The global financial crisis that began in 2007 can be classified as a health system shock – that is, an unexpected occurrence originating outside the health system that has a large negative effectExpand
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Informal payment for health care: evidence from Hungary.
While there is a growing body of evidence that informal payments for health care are widespread and enduring in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, evidenceExpand
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Health system responses to financial pressures in Ireland: policy options in an international context
The Irish Department of Health commissioned the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies to prepare this report as part of a 'rapid response' mechanism to provide a quick review of theExpand
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Health policy in the financial crisis
This article summarises the results of a study on how European countries have responded to budgetary pressures in the context of the global economic crisis. The study highlights the wide range ofExpand
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Catastrophic health spending in Europe: equity and policy implications of different calculation methods
Abstract Objective To investigate the equity and policy implications of different methods to calculate catastrophic health spending. Methods We used routinely collected data from recent householdExpand
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Responding to the challenge of financial sustainability in Estonia's health system: one year on
Estonia explores how to move from values to action by implementing the Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth. There are many options for change, but only some will help the healthExpand
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Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe. Country experiences.
The financial and economic crisis has had a visible but varied impact on many health systems in Europe, eliciting a wide range of responses from governments faced with increased financial and otherExpand
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The Hungarian Care Managing Organization Pilot Program.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this article was to provide a description of the Hungarian care managing organization (CMO) pilot program and its environment, incentive structure, and preliminary outcomes. TheExpand
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Monitoring financial protection to assess progress towards universal health coverage in Europe
European countries led the way in moving towards universal health coverage in the 20th century. The economic crisis and other factors have challenged this achievement in some countries, highlightingExpand
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