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User charges for health care

Germano Mwabu

User charges for health care

a review of the underlying theory and assumptions

by Germano Mwabu

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Published by UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) in Helsinki .
Written in English

  • Medical economics -- Developing countries.,
  • Medical care, Cost of -- Developing countries.,
  • Medical care -- Economics.,
  • Medical fees.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGermano Mwabu.
    SeriesWIDER working papers -- no. 127
    ContributionsWorld Institute for Development Economics Research.
    LC ClassificationsRA"410.55"D48"M83"1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 67 p.
    Number of Pages67
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20691585M

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User charges for health care in principle and practice (English) Abstract. Health services consume valuable resources -- equipment, buildings, pharmaceuticals, supplies, and the services of highly trained professionals.

How countries pay for and allocate those resources strongly influences their ability to provide adequate health Cited by: User charges for health care. Adopting a cross-national, cross-disciplinary perspective, this title assesses the merits of the main methods of raising resources, including taxation; social.

User charges, i.e., where consumer pays part of the total cost of service have been widely experimented by policy makers in both developed and developing countries Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development User charges for health care book countries have introduced user charges to counter the demand side moral hazard of risk pooling mechanisms and their association with rising health care Cited by: Recent experiences with user charges employed as User charges for health care book source of finance for health care and their effects on the utilization of health care are reviewed.

The demand and need for health is analysed and it is argued that an increasing reliance on direct payments is likely to damage overall efficiency and equity, by rationing access according to ability to pay, and making access to care Cited by: II THE THEORETICAL BASIS FOR USER CHARGES 5 Efficiency results of the price system 5 Market-based reforms and user fees for health care 7 User fees as efficiency signals and the distributional concerns 7 The policy value of assumptions 9 III CAVEATS ON USER CHARGES 9 Regularity of production technologies and of consumer.

User charges are the major source of finance for many health care systems. However, traditional approaches to health care priority setting, such as cost-effectiveness analysis, usually assume there are no user charges and therefore may ignore important implications for Cited by: User Charges For Health Care KEY POINTS: – The main advantages of user charges for medical services are that they can generate extra income, promote a more efficient use of services, make providers more accountable for the quality of their services, and promote various forms of patient choice.

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Not just for the. In their new book, Taking Charge of Your Health: User charges for health care book Guide to Getting the Best Health Care as You Age, the authors explain that while they had initially planned to write for an audience of medical students, trying to communicate with the general public and older people themselves seemed a higher priority.5/5(3).

Introducing user charges in one area of care—for example, outpatient prescription drugs—can have a squeezed balloon effect, initially lowering expenditure on drugs but increasing the use of other services such as half day or full day admissions to community mental health centres,12 nursing home admissions,13 and emergency care 14 This is Cited by: This chapter is concerned with the issue of user fees (or user charges) for public health services.

User charges for health care book We discuss the implications of user fees for cost-e⁄ectiveness, alloca-tive e¢ ciency, equity, progressivity of public health care spending, and User charges for health care book of service.

Each of these is a desirable end in itself, and so each is an important factorFile Size: 94KB. The introduction of increase in user charges is often suggested as a means of restraining the demands on the heath care system.

Patient charges have been used in the U.K. National Health Service since in the provision of prescribed drugs, dental treatment and by: 4. Can user charges make health care more efficient.

ity for decisions about value from users of health care and apply charges to low value care alone. A few countries, including the United. However, when valuing the potential application of user charges for three healthcare services (MRI scans, blood tests and a branded over a generic prescription drug), this research indicates that lower income individuals are willing to pay for healthcare services, albeit at a lower user charge than higher income by: 1.

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User fees have generally fallen out of favor across Africa, and they have been associated with reductions in access to healthcare. We examined the effects of the introduction and removal of user fees on outpatient attendances and new diagnoses of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis in Neno District, Malawi where user fees were re-instated at three of 13 health Cited by: 9.

“That shows if you actually want to raise money to pay for the health-care system, you’ll need to charge pretty hefty user fees,” says Dr. Martin. Overall, a user fee “is a blame-the-patient approach that’s based on the assumption people are abusing the health-care system,” says Dr. Schull. This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including preconception care, management of miscarriage, antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy, disorders that might affect the unborn baby, complications arising during pregnancy, the induction of labour, and the care of the mother and newborn during and immediately after childbirth.

User fees are emphasized as a form of cost-sharing because private, out-of-pocket expenditures for health account for nearly one-half of total health expenditures in Africa.

The country experiences presented here distill lessons learned through dos and don'ts, as well as benefits to be gained by carefully presented user-charge policies.

The impact of user charges on health outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review Vicky Mengqi Qin,1 Thomas Hone,2 Christopher Millett,2,3 Rodrigo Moreno-Serra,4 Barbara McPake,5 Rifat Atun,6,7 John Tayu Lee2,5 Research To cite: Qin VM, Hone T, Millett C, et al.

The impact of user charges on health outcomes in low-incomeCited by: 2. Books shelved as healthcare: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheap. The study of how scarce resources are allocated among alternative uses for the care of sickness and the promotion, maintenance and improvement of health, including the study of how healthcare and health-related services, their costs and benefits, and health itself are distributed among individuals and groups in society.

Background User charges are widely used health financing mechanisms in many health systems in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) due to insufficient public health spending on health. This study systematically reviews the evidence on the relationship between user charges and health outcomes in LMICs, and explores underlying mechanisms Cited by: 2.

A user charge is a charge for the use of a product or service. A user charge may apply per use of the good or service or for the use of the good or service.

The first is a charge for each time while the second is a charge for bulk or time-limited use. Government user charges United. Get this from a library. Why not user charges?: the real issues.

[Greg L Stoddart; Morris Barer; Robert G Evans; Vandna Bhatia; University of British Columbia. Health Policy Research Unit.] -- "This is one in a series of articles by the authors about the ongoing debate over user charges in the Canadian health care system.

In this paper we examine some of the most frequently. A user fee is a fee, tax, or impost payment paid to a facility owner or operator by a facility user as a necessary condition for using the facility. People pay user fees for the use of many public services and the federal level in the United States, there is a charge for walking to the top of the Statue of Liberty, to drive into many national parks, or to use particular services.

User Fee: A sum of money paid by the individual who chooses to access a service or facility. Examples of user fees include highway tolls, parking charges and national park entry fees. With user. Germany also abolished user charges for hospice care and expanded entitlement to long-term care for people with dementia.

France removed entitlement to free care for Cited by: Faced with the growing pressures on health care budgets, policy makers around the world have turned to different forms of direct charging for health services. However, because it is rare to find a health system where the user is faced with the full cost of the service, these charges are often referred to as cost sharing.

The RAND Health Insurance Experiment, the largest and most rigorous study of user fees to date, found that the more patients had to pay for care, the less they used it.[6,7] Less care led to lower costs, but it didn’t mean greater efficiency, because sometimes people received fewer services when they actually needed more.

Acceptable Ambulatory Health Care Service Charges. Under ambulatory health care service, the following costs may be paid: user fees or similar admission charges; the cost of meals not included in the user charge; user charges required in order to obtain provincially-insured adult day care service; and; transportation to and from the health care.

NEW DELHI: The health ministry has asked the AIIMS to review its user charges, even as the institute is planning to do away with charges on diagnostic procedures, like blood tests and X-rays, which cost less than Rs On the directions of the Finance Ministry, the Union Health Ministry had, a number of times, asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to review and revise its user.

User charges have been advocated on efficiency grounds despite the widespread criticism about their adverse effect on equity.

We assessed the effect of user charges on inpatient hospitalizations rate and equity in Haryana State. Methods: The inpatient department (IPD) statistics of the public sector facilities in Yamuna Nagar district where user charges had been. In a Lancet Series1 about child survival, the writers postulated that scaling up some cost-effective health-care interventions would improve the health status of people in the developing world.

However, this improvement can happen only when people actively use the services in question. To have services nominally available is not enough—they need to be by: It should be noted that even if health care for children is legally guaranteed, many administrative, practical and external barriers can impede access.

Financial hurdles, determined by the extent of statutory coverage (benefit basket and user charges), can File Size: KB. User Charges (section 19) The Act defines user charges as any charge for an insured health service, other than extra-billing.

For example, if patients were charged a facility fee for the non-physician (i.e., hospital) services provided in conjunction with a physician service that is insured under the provincial health insurance plan at a clinic.

UCC Library and UCC researchers have made this item openly available. Please let us know how this has helped you. Thanks. Title The impact of user charges on patient choice of healthcare. User fees can improve efficiency of Canada’s health-care system the absence of any charge for publicly insured health-care services at the point of consumption is mandated by the Canada Health Act along with a prohibition on extra-billing by health-care providers.

Any debate in Canada about imposing user charges should be informed by. The year celebrated 30 years of Primary Health Care (PHC) policy emerging from the Alma Ata Declaration with publication of two key reports, the World Health Report and the Report of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

Both reports reaffirmed the relevance of PHC in terms of its vision and values in today's by:. extended health care services. Extra-billing and User Charges The pdf of the CHA, that discourage extra-billing and user charges for insured health services in a province or territory, are outlined in sections 18 to If it can be determined that either extra-billing or user charges exist in a province.Are patients required to share the download pdf of health care for the services and goods listed below?

Please indicate the type and level of cost-sharing left at the charge of users by basic primary health coverage, in the case of an adult with no specific exemption of user charge.

If there is no cost-sharing, please indicate "no cost-sharing".File Size: KB. user charge means any charge for an insured health service ebook is authorized or permitted by a provincial health care insurance plan that is not payable, directly or indirectly, by a provincial health care insurance plan, but does not include any charge imposed by extra-billing.