Journal Article

Equity in health care finance in Palestine: the triple effects revealed

2009
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Abstract

This paper presents an application of the Urban and Lambert "upgraded-AJL Decomposition" approach that was designed to deal with the problem of close-income equals in equity analysis, and as applied to the area of health care finance. Contrary to most previous studies, vertical and horizontal inequities and the triple effects of inter-groups, intra-group and entire-group reranking of various financing schemes are estimated, with statistical significance calculated using the bootstrap method. Application is made on the three financing schemes present in the case of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Results demonstrate the relative importance of the three forms of reranking in determining overall inequality. The paper offers policy recommendations to limit the existing inequalities in the system and to enhance the capacity of the governmental insurance scheme.

Year
2009
Language
English
Date Published
Dec
Volume
28
Pages
1071-80
Accession Number
19910067
ISBN Number
1879-1646 (Electronic)0167-6296 (Linking)
Journal Name
J Health Econ
Keywords
Financial Support
Financing
Personal
Delivery of Health Care
economics
Middle East
Models
Statistical