publication . Article . 2017

Assessment of National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) Effectiveness in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Southeast Nigeria

N. Ele Grace; O. Ogbonna Brian; M. Ochei Uche; U. Odili Valentine;
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  • Published: 10 Jan 2017 Journal: Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, volume 13, pages 1-9 (eissn: 2394-1111, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sciencedomain International
Abstract
Background: The fundamental concept of health insurance is risk sharing and burden bearing. The scheme is undermined by limitations ranging from very frequent use of the services more than necessary by enrollees, to cost escalation, poor management, and skimming. Assessment of services is a quality control measure in patients’ care and service delivery. It helps to identify gaps for improvement of care and services. Objective: This study assessed the effectiveness of NHIS from the perspective of healthcare providers and managers involved in its implementation to understand the nature of services, and gaps with the view to exploring ways of improving its service ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Healthcare financing, healthcare coverage, access to healthcare, population health, health insurance, Nigeria
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