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The Implementation of Universal Health Insurance in Turkey: Implications for Equity, efficiency and fiscal sustainability.

Sponsor: Human Development Network

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Location:G5-120
Begins:Thu 04/30/2009 12:00PM
Ends:Thu 04/30/2009 1:30PM
Contact Person:

Emiliana Gunawan (ext. 82328)


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The OECD and World Bank recently collaborated on a review of the Turkish health sector. The Review, which is the first of its kind in the Bank, is similar to the health sector reviews carried by the OECD in other countries (Finland, South Korea, Mexico, and Switzerland). It reviews the performance of the Turkish health sector from the perspective of financial protection, quality, equity, efficiency and fiscal sustainability. A special focus of the report in on evaluating the Government of Turkey’s recent health reforms that have sought to implement (i) Universal Health Insurance (UHI), especially enhanced financial protection for poor people (ii) health services delivery reforms, including on hospitals, pharmaceuticals and human resources, (iii) interventions to enhance accountability and governance in the health sector, including through a pay-for-performance system. The BBL will present the main findings of the Review and discuss implications for low and middle income countries.

Presenter:

Sarbani Chakraborty
Sr. Health Specialist, ECSHD and TTL for the Study

George Schieber
Health Financing Expert, The World Bank

Andreas Seiter
Senior Health Specialist (Pharmaceuticals), HDNHE

Chair:

Abdo Yazbeck
Sector Manager, ECSHD

Elizabeth Docteur
Former Deputy Director, Health Policy Division, OECD Paris


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