Chile - Health Insurance Issues : Old Age and Catastrophic Health Costs

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World Bank
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2013-08-09T20:49:06Z
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dc.date.available
2013-08-09T20:49:06Z
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dc.date.issued
2000-08-31
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dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/14982
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dc.description.abstract
The study offers an analytic approach to fundamental questions concerning the effect of the aging population on the Chilean health system, and, to the prospects for, and the extent of financing health care for the elderly, as presumably catastrophic costs are linked to this effect. However, the study reveals that catastrophic care is not a problem primarily affecting the elderly, since interventions show that, rather the highest costly episodes occur among infants. It is specified that technological change introduced the possibility of delivering care, at very high cost, to infants who would otherwise die, or suffer congenital disorders, and it is this change which shaped the current age distribution of catastrophic care. Under the country's health insurance system, the largest group is covered by the public system, while a smaller group is privately insured. However, the study reveals that significant numbers of catastrophic infant events are assisted in public facilities, regardless of patient's affiliation. This implies that apparently the public system does assume disproportionate catastrophic burdens, where the elderly are neither the sole, nor most substantial drain on public resources, suggesting private insurance could attract the stable, elderly population, and thus mitigate the financial conditions of the public health system.
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dc.language
English
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Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 Unported
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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AGE DISTRIBUTION
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AGE GROUPS
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AGED
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AGING
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AGING POPULATION
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BENEFICIARIES
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COVERAGE
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DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
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ELDERLY CARE
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EXPENDITURES
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HEALTH CARE
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HEALTH CARE COSTS
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HEALTH CONDITIONS
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HEALTH COSTS
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HEALTH FINANCING
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HEALTH INSURANCE
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HEALTH INSURERS
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HEALTH NEEDS
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HEALTH POLICY
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HEALTH SERVICES
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HEALTH SYSTEM
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HOSPITAL DISCHARGE
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HOSPITALS
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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INCOME
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INCOME GROUPS
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INFANTS
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INSURANCE COVERAGE
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INSURANCE PLANS
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INSURANCE SYSTEM
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INSURANCE SYSTEMS
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INSURERS
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LIFE EXPECTANCY
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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
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MIGRANTS
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MIGRATION
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MORAL HAZARD
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PHYSICIANS
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POPULATION HEALTH
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PRIVATE INSURANCE
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PROGRAMS
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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PUBLIC HOSPITALS
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PUBLIC INSURANCE
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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RATES
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RETIREMENT
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL INSURANCE
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SURGERY
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WORKERS HEALTH INSURANCE COST CONTROL
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HEALTH INSURANCE FINANCE
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OLD AGE INSURANCE
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PUBLIC HEALTH CARE
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PRIVATE HEALTH CARE
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TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
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INFANT HEALTH SERVICES
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CONGENITAL IMPAIRMENTS
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HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
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PUBLIC HOSPITALS
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dc.title
Chile - Health Insurance Issues : Old Age and Catastrophic Health Costs
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okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000094946_00092805302120
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okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
693212
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okr.volume
1
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okr.topic
Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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okr.topic
Insurance and Risk Mitigation
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Health Systems Development and Reform
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Demographics
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Health Economics and Finance
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okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
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okr.identifier.report
19940
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okr.region.country
Chile
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dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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