Learning from experience: Health care financing in low- and middle-income countries
Global Forum for Health Research
Health ; Health care supply ; Feasibility study ; Management
This report reviews health care financing in low- and middle-income countries and offers a framework to assess the performance of a health care financing system and make it more equitable, efficient and sustainable by optimizing the three main functions of health care financing: revenue collection, pooling of funds and purchasing. To facilitate drawing from the experience of other countries, the publication presents a range of country case studies that highlight some of the factors that have contributed to the successful set-up and implementation of these functions. A user-friendly fold-out table summarizes at a glance international experience in the performance of these functions in terms of feasibility, equity, efficiency and sustainability.