Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts? The World Bank's Health VIII project in Gansu province, China.

@article{Wagstaff2007DoHS,
  title={Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts? The World Bank's Health VIII project in Gansu province, China.},
  author={Adam Wagstaff and Shengchao Yu},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          505-35
        }
}
This paper combines differences-in-differences with propensity score matching to estimate the impacts of a health reform project in China that combined supply-side interventions aimed at improving the effectiveness and quality of care with demand-side measures aimed at expanding health insurance and providing financial support to the very poor. Data from household, village and facility surveys suggest the project reduced out-of-pocket spending, and the incidence of catastrophic spending and… CONTINUE READING

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