A descriptive framework for country-level analysis of health care financing arrangements.

  title={A descriptive framework for country-level analysis of health care financing arrangements.},
  author={Joseph Kutzin},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={56 3},
Health financing policies are marked by confusion between policy tools and policy objectives, especially in low and middle income countries. This paper attempts to address this problem by providing a conceptual framework that is driven by the normative objective of enhancing the 'insurance function' (access to needed care without financial impoverishment) of health care systems. The framework is proposed as a tool for descriptive analysis of the key functions, policies, and interactions within… CONTINUE READING
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