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Universal health coverage has become a policy goal in most developing economies. We assess the association of health insurance (HI) schemes in general, and RSBY (National Health Insurance Scheme) in particular, on extent and pattern of healthcare utilization. Secondly, we assess the relationship of HI and RSBY on out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures and financial risk protection (FRP).
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Since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), significant increases in the percent of insured United States residents has steadily increased. Studies have shown tha...
The objective of the study is to investigate the association between insurance transitions and healthcare utilization among children with refractory epilepsy.
In June 2011, the Government of Ethiopia introduced a pilot Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) scheme in rural parts of the country. Based on a fixed effects analysis of household panel data, thi...
Out-of-pocket health expenditures can pose major financial risks, create access-barriers and drive patients and families into poverty. Little is known about physicians' role in financial protection of...
The purpose of this article is to analyse healthcare pathways for precarious people, based on the results of a field study conducted in 2011 and 2012 in the north of France and Burgundy. About 40 semi...
Ghana, a Low-Middle Income Country (LMIC) situated in the heart of West Africa started a national health insurance scheme in 2003.The scheme was designed to provide a comprehensive benefit...
A survey study to evaluate the financial impact of breast cancer as self-reported by breast cancer patients over a period of 1 year. The study will also look at the health insurance litera...
This study plans to describe utilization patterns for oral anticoagulants over time in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation at risk for stroke using electronic claims data from ...
In this study, the investigators use a randomized field experiment in Karnataka, India, to measure the effects of a free inpatient public health insurance plan, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yoj...
We have partnered with financial coaching organizations to establish what we have termed a "Medical-Financial Partnership (MFP)" that offers financial coaching to improve financial and men...
Information relating to itemized coding of procedures and costs associated with healthcare delivery, used as a means for tracking healthcare utilization, patterns of care, and treatment outcomes.
An organization of insurers or reinsurers through which particular types of risk are shared or pooled. The risk of high loss by a particular insurance company is transferred to the group as a whole (the insurance pool) with premiums, losses, and expenses shared in agreed amounts.
Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.
The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)
Prospective risk assessment tool aimed at identifying potential risks and their impact in healthcare settings.
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...
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