Achieving universal health coverage goals in Thailand: the vital role of strategic purchasing

  title={Achieving universal health coverage goals in Thailand: the vital role of strategic purchasing},
  author={Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Supon Limwattananon and Walaiporn Patcharanarumol and Jadej Thammatacharee and Pongpisut Jongudomsuk and Supakit Sirilak},
  booktitle={Health policy and planning},
Strategic purchasing is one of the key policy instruments to achieve the universal health coverage (UHC) goals of improved and equitable access and financial risk protection. Given favourable outcomes of Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS), this study synthesized strategic purchasing experiences in the National Health Security Office (NHSO) responsible for the UCS in contributing to achieving UHC goals. The UCS applied the purchaser-provider split concept where NHSO, as a purchaser, is in a good… CONTINUE READING
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