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    Cost Recovery in Public Health Services in Sub-Saharan Africa
    -Brian Nolan and Vincent Turbat
    This book describes and evaluates the ways in which user fees are currently implemented to finance public-health services in Sub-Saharan Africa. It presents the main issues that arise in assessing cost recovery through user fees and evaluates experiences to date.
    1995. 115 pages. ISBN 0-8213-3240-6. SKU 13240. $22.00
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    The Demand for Health Care in Latin America: Lessons from the Dominican Republic and El Salvador
    -Ricardo A. Bitran and D. Keith McInnes
    This document defines basic concepts pertaining to the demand for health care; illustrates the political relevance of knowledge about demand; compares patterns and determinants of demand in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and San Salvador, El Salvador; discusses the policy implications of the findings; and provides recommendations for government health officials.
    1993. 66 pages. ISBN 0-8213-2341-5. SKU 12341. $22.00
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    Economics for Health Sector Analysis: Concepts and Cases
    -Mead Over
    This training manual is designed to introduce students, especially those from developing countries, to simple economic tools in the analysis of health-sector projects. The manual can be used to supplement a course on the economics of health sectors in developing countries.
    1991. 214 pages. ISBN 0-8213-1335-5. SKU 11335. $22.00
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    Establishing Private Health Care Facilities in Developing Countries:  A Guide for Medical Entrepreneurs
    -Seung-Hee Nah , Egbe Osifo-Dawodu
    2007. 160 pages. ISBN: 0-8213-6947-4    $25.00
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    Health Insurance and the Growth of the Private Health Sector in the Republic of Korea
    -Bong-min Yang
    This paper analyzes the efficacy of the national health insurance (NHI) system in the Republic of Korea and the role played by the private health sector in the provision of health care services. The Korean example suggests that while private-sector participation in NHI is important, appropriate institutional mechanisms should be put in place to control system costs and to provide affordable access to low-income groups.
    2001. 22 pages. Stock No. 37163. Full textPDF 202 Kb
    How Parliamentarians Can Help Ensure Accountability for Spending on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health 
    -Amanda Glassman
    This note provides an overview of the budgetary process with specific reference to allocations for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and highlights potential trouble-spots where the exercise of Parliamentary oversight could improve financial performance as well as improve outcomes.
    2007. 35 pages. Stock No. 37270. Full text PDF 496 Kb
    Implementing Health Sector Reform in Central Asia: Papers from the EDI Health Policy Seminar in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 1996
    -Zuzana Feachem, Martin Hensher, and Laura Rose, editors
    While reformers and their overseas advisers have developed conceptually strong plans for health-sector reform, transforming these plans into successful action has proved to be extremely difficult. To improve assistance to the health sector, the Economic Development Institute held a seminar in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in June 1996. This publication provides a summary of the proceedings and papers presented at that seminar. It emphasizes topics central to the restructuring of health-sector financing and health-care delivery systems at a time of transition to market economies to democracy.
    1999. 162 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4337-8. SKU 14337. $25.00
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    An International Assessment of Health Care Financing: Lessons for Developing Countries
    -David W. Dunlop and M. Martins, editors
    This book provides a framework for assessing national health financing by drawing on the experiences of industrial countries that have a long history in addressing the issue. Also discussed are a number of policy issues arising from the use of the framework.
    206 pages. ISBN 0-8213-3253-8. SKU 13253. $22.00
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    New Trends in Public Sector Management in Health: Applications in Developed and Developing Countries
    -R. Paul Shaw
    New public sector management (NPSM) is concerned with injecting businesslike practices into public agencies so implementing change will be easier, more effective, and more permanent. This paper reviews the broad motivations behind NPSM, including intrinsic differences between public and private organizations that appear to impact on incentives and performance. It reviews experiences in selected OECD countries and describes the NPSM paradigm in terms of three building blocks that influence the performance of public agencies and the behaviors of employees who work for them.
    1999. 81 pages. Stock No. 37146. Full text511KB
    Policy Choices and Practical Problems in Health Economics: Cases from Latin America and the Caribbean
    -Catherine A. Overholt and Margaret K. Saunders, editors
    This book covers the main issues and concepts in health economics and financing. More importantly, it includes a broad range of case studies that apply these concepts to actual situations faced by many health managers, planners, and human-resource economists as they struggle to balance the needs for greater equity and expansion of services, while faced with financial constraints that require careful attention to issues of resource allocation and improved efficiency.
    1996. 242 pages. ISBN 0-8213-3012-8. SKU 13012. $22.00
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    Principles of Health Economics in Developing Countries
    -William Jack
    This book provides a modern treatment of health economics for developing countries. It integrates microeconomic theory, public economics, econometric techniques, and development economics in providing a coherent economic analysis of the behavior of, and public intervention in, health care and insurance markets.
    1999. 103 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4571-0. SKU 14571. $30.00
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    Reproductive Health and Health Sector Reform: Linking Outcomes to Action
    -Katherine Krasovec and R. Paul Shaw
    This paper presents a rationale for why health reform is important for those involved in reproductive health efforts. It reviews and discusses the motivations for health-sector reform, and presents a diagnostic approach for using health reform to improve reproductive health. The paper also examines how health reform is being implemented in three countries, Ghana, Egypt, and the Philippines, to make improvements in health in general, and in reproductive health in particular.
    2000. 75 pages. Stock No. 37159. Full text611 KB
    Social Health Insurance for Developing Nations
    -Edited by William Hsiao , R. Paul Shaw
    2007. 145 pages. ISBN: 0-8213-6949-0   $20.00
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    A Supply-Demand Model of Health Care Financing with an Application to Zaire: A Training Tool
    -Ricardo A. Bitran
    The model discussed in this manual is a training tool that uses information about the demand and supply of health services to help make projections about the effects of health care financing reform on the utilization and the financial performance of the health system. Diskette included.
    1994. 92 pages. ISBN 0-8213-2342-3. SKU 12342. $24.00
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    Sustainable Health Care Financing in Southern Africa
    -Allison Beattie, Jane Doherty, Lucy Gilson, Eyitayo Lambo, and Paul Shaw, editors
    This book summarizes a senior policy seminar in Johannesburg, South Africa, that examined two facets of sustainable health care financing: using available resources more effectively to extract more value for the money; and raising additional revenues for health care. Topics included orienting public health resources toward primary health care, improving control of and accountability for district financing, improving hospital efficiency, and making more effective use of donor funding.
    1998. 344 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4145-6. SKU 14145. $22.00
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