Financing health services and medical care in Thailand
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Financing health services and medical care in Thailand by Charles Nash Myers

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Published by Harvard Institute for International Development in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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StatementCharles Nash Myers, Dow Mongkolsmai, Nancyanne Causino.
SeriesDevelopment discussion paper -- no.209
ContributionsMongkolsmai, Dow., Causino, Nancyanne.
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Open LibraryOL13809632M

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Diane McIntyre, Learning from experience: health care financing in low- and middle-income countries, Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Keywords: 1. Health care financing. 2. Health financing systems. 3. Low- and middle-income countries. 4. Developing countries. 5. Health insurance. 6. Size: 7MB.   Modern Thai health care offers a wide variety of nonprofit health organizations (Health Care in Thailand). These health organizations include, Red Cross and World Vision. As already mentioned, Thailand is also a major medical tourism destination. There is a private medical sector, where a selection of trained doctors and medical facilities are. Health Care in Thailand [ Medical Services] [ Common Aliments] [ Vaccination] [ Pharmacies] [ Health Insurance] [ Acclimatisation] [ The Water] [ Malaria] [ HIV - AIDS] Medical Services. General practitioners, dentists and opticians are readily available. Doctors and staff in the larger hospitals generally speak good English. Health financing The goals can be expressed in various ways, but there is general consensus that health financing systems should not only seek to raise sufficient funds for health, but should do so in a way that allows people to use needed services without the risk of severe financial hardship – often called financial.

Health care financing in Thailand: modeling and sustainability (English) Abstract. This report briefly describes the structure of Thailand's health insurance system and discusses issues currently under debate that could positively or negatively affect . Health care, health-care, or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionals in allied health fields. Physicians and physician associates are a part of these health professionals. This chapter assesses health financing policy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It discusses the basic functions of health financing systems and the various mechanisms for effective revenue collection, pooling of resources, and purchase of interventions (WHO ). It analyzes the basic financing challenges facing LMICs as a result of revenue generation and Cited by: countries inthe book, Good Health at Low Cost (Patcharanarumol et al. ). Thailand’s experience reforming its health care financing and coverage expansion can valuable lessons for many provide other low- and middle-income countries are exploring options to that improve the health coverage of their Size: 1MB.

  Shortage and maldistribution of the health workforce is a major problem in the Thai health system. The expansion of healthcare access to achieve universal health coverage placed additional demand on the health system especially on the health workers in the public sector who are the major providers of health services. At the same time, the reform in hospital payment Cited by: 3. Thailand has had a universal health-care coverage scheme since In the second of our series on health financing, Apiradee Treerutkuarkul examines how renal-replacement therapy for chronic end-stage renal disease is straining the scheme’s resources. In South Korea, for instance, care is funded by compulsory health insurance from all citizens and covers about 97% of the population. However, the country’s health system is in growing : Sue George. In doing so, this report seeks to expand the evidence base on good performance in health financing reforms in low- and middle-income countries. The countries chosen for the study were Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Estonia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Sri .