publication . Article . 2017

The welfare implications of public healthcare financing: a macro-micro simulation analysis of Uganda.

Kabajulizi, Judith; Keogh-Brown, Marcus R; Smith, Richard D;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Studies on global health and development suggest that there is a strong correlation between the burden of disease and a country's level of income. Poorer countries tend to suffer more deaths from preventable causes such as communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions, compared with high-income countries. In low-income countries, the government health expenditure share in the general government budget is low and out-of-pocket payments for healthcare relatively high. They also rely heavily on external resources for health funding, yet sustainability of external resource flows is not guaranteed. This article explores increasing public healthcare fun...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
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