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ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
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There is growing international evidence that the effectiveness of health services stems primarily from the extent to which the incentives facing providers and consumers are aligned with "better health" objectives. Efficiency in health service provision requires that providers and consumers have incentives to use healthcare resources in ways that generate the maximum health gains. Equity in at least one sense requires that consumers requiring the same care are treated equally, irrespective of their ability to pay. Efficiency in the use of health services requires that consumers are knowledgeable about the services on offer and which are most appropriate to their needs. Although these principles are enshrined in the design of every health system in the world, they have proven extremely difficult to apply in practice. Healthcare providers have financial obligations to their families as well as professional obligations to their patients. Health service consumers generally lack information about both their health and health services so that they under-consume or over-consume healthcare. The papers in this volume are selected from an international conference organized by the CDRI, Cambodia, that tried to deal with some of these issues. With participation of international and local experts, it aimed at collecting major experiences and innovative solutions from inside and outside the country to improve health sector performance, with particular focus on institutions, motivations and incentives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Part I: Overview
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. What Incentives Are Effective in Improving Deployment of Health Workers in Primary Health Care in Asia and the Pacific?
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2. Reforming Provider Behaviour Through Incentives: Challenges and Reflections from the U.K. Experience
  2. pp. 19-42
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  1. Part II: Organizational Arrangements: Purchasing Health Services
  2. p. 43
  1. 5. Social Health Insurance in Cambodia: An Analysis of the Health Care Delivery Mechanism
  2. pp. 101-135
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  1. 6. Purchasing Health Services in New Zealand
  2. pp. 136-148
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  1. Part III: Optimal Health Workers Contracts
  2. p. 149
  1. 7. A Civil Service That Performs: Primary Health Care in Curitiba, Brazil
  2. pp. 151-183
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  1. 8. Increasing Uptake of Reproductive Health Services Using Innovative Financing Models: Experiences of Marie Stopes International
  2. pp. 184-201
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  1. 9. Understanding Rural Health Service in Cambodia: Results of a Discrete Choice Experiment
  2. pp. 202-247
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  1. 10. Contracting Health Workers to Underserved Areas: Indonesian Approaches to a Distributional Challenge
  2. pp. 248-261
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  1. Part IV: Managing Doctors and Nurses
  2. p. 263
  1. 11. How Managers Manage In Cambodia's Public Health Sector
  2. pp. 265-303
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  1. 12. The Impact of Management Training and Education on the Performance of Health Care Providers: What Do We Know?
  2. pp. 304-327
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  1. 13. Incentive Systems in Public Health Care Organizations in Italy
  2. pp. 328-349
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  1. Part V: Health Service Consumer Behaviour
  2. p. 351
  1. 14. Factors Influencing Health-Seeking Behaviour in Siem Reap: A Qualitative Analysis
  2. pp. 353-364
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  1. 15. Villagers’ Evaluation of a Community-Based Health Insurance Scheme in Thmar Pouk, Cambodia
  2. pp. 365-384
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  1. Appendix: Health Equity Funds Implemented by URC and Supported by USAID
  2. pp. 387-419
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 421-430
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789814311854
Related ISBN
9789814345521
MARC Record
OCLC
822018723
Pages
430
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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