Creating Evidence for Better Health Financing Decisions : A Strategic Guide for the Institutionalization of National Health Accounts Maeda, Akiko Harrit, Margareta Mabuchi, Shunsuke Siadat, Banafsheh Nagpal, Somil 2013-04-10T21:36:54Z 2013-04-10T21:36:54Z 2012-06-18
dc.description.abstract One of the key constraints to improving health outcomes in the developing world relates to equitable and efficient health financing. In most developing countries, a large portion of health expenditure is private and out-of-pocket (Gottret and Schieber 2006). This book represents a synthesis of lessons learned from country experiences and is intended to serve as a strategic guide to countries as they design and implement their policy to develop nationally relevant and internationally comparable data, collected in a routine and cost-effective manner. National Health Accounts (NHA) substantially contribute to the effort of improving health financing policy at global and country levels and offer a globally recognized framework for collecting, compiling, and analyzing data on health expenditures to and within the health system. As part of this effort, a framework has emerged that presents NHA activities as a cycle of activities with a clear purpose to serve policy makers, extending beyond the production of data: it involves the broad dissemination of that data and their translation into insightful analysis that can form an evidence base for effective policy making, underpinned by the nature of a given country's governance structure, human resources, and financing abilities. This book makes a distinct contribution in the way it addresses each step in the cycle of activities, assisting countries take greater ownership of the process of producing evidence and to make greater use of that evidence for better health financing decisions. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-9469-4
dc.identifier.other 10.1596/978-0-8213-9469-4
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Directions in Development--Human Development;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject National health accounts
dc.subject Governance
dc.subject Capacity building
dc.subject Resource tracking
dc.subject Learning-by-doing
dc.subject Financial strategy
dc.subject Allocative efficiency
dc.subject Financial access
dc.subject Pharmaceutical costs
dc.subject Geographical disparities
dc.subject Universal coverage
dc.subject Health spending
dc.subject Transparency
dc.subject Donor aid coordination
dc.subject HIV/AIDS
dc.subject NHA
dc.subject Health sector reform
dc.title Creating Evidence for Better Health Financing Decisions : A Strategic Guide for the Institutionalization of National Health Accounts en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-06-18
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-9469-4 68966
okr.language.supported en Afghanistan Burkina Faso Georgia India Jordan Korea, Republic of Malaysia Mali Philippines Serbia Seychelles Tanzania Thailand Turkiye
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Economics & Finance
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Policy and Management
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Systems Development & Reform
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Pharmaceuticals & Pharmacoeconomics
okr.unit Health, Nutrition & Popultn Team (HDNHE)
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