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Title Guide to producing national health accounts : with special applications for low-income and middle-income countries
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 309 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction to national health accounts and this guide -- Getting organized: gathering the resources to prepare national health accounts, and sketching the health system -- Defining and categorizing health expenditure -- Classifying entities in the health care system -- National health accounts tables -- Data and the national health accounts -- A guide to non-survey sources of data for national health accounts -- Developing and using surveys in health accounts -- Organizing the estimation process: developing a route map and establishing a list of financing agents -- Making a first approximation of financing agent funds -- Estimating the financing sources by financing agents table -- Estimating the financing agents by providers table -- Developing the tables for financing agents by functions and providers by functions -- Distributing health expenditure among the population -- Concluding thoughts -- Resources available for health accountants -- Definitions of categories in the International Classifications for Health Accounts and in other useful classification schemes -- National accounts, input/output tables, and satellite accounts -- Data techniques often used in health accounting
Summary Annotation National health accounts are a powerful and practical tool for policy-makers interested in evaluating and restructuring their nation's health care financing and in developing and assessing financial interventions to improve people's health. This Guide to producing national health accounts, with special applications for low-income and middle-income countries, provides practical help in developing this socioeconomic information. Jointly sponsored by the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development, the Guide pulls together the experience and expertise of long-time practitioners in the field to help the reader lay out the framework for a set of accounts. It walks the reader through the process of acquiring and evaluating data and provides step-by-step examples of how to turn raw numbers into information useful for policy analysis and development. Be they first-time health accountants looking for guideance or experienced practitioners looking for a good reference manual, readers will find the Guide to be a welcome addition to their toolkit
Analysis Andre fag (naturvidenskab og teknik) Andre fag
Notes Errata sheet inserted
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Health planning -- Developing countries -- Methodology.
Medical care, Cost of -- Developing countries.
Medical economics -- Developing countries.
Medical policy -- Developing countries.
Health Expenditures -- standards.
Accounting -- methods.
Developing Countries.
Form Electronic book
Author United States. Agency for International Development.
World Bank.
World Health Organization.
ISBN 0585492646 (electronic bk.)
9780585492643 (electronic bk.)