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

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2203
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Other Health Study
dc.contributor.author
World Bank
dc.date.accessioned
2013-08-09T20:49:06Z
dc.date.available
2013-08-09T20:49:06Z
dc.date.issued
2000-08-31
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.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/14982
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
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
dc.title
Chile - Health Insurance Issues : Old Age and Catastrophic Health Costs
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okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2000/08/693212/chile-health-insurance-issues-old-age-catastrophic-health-costs
okr.globalpractice
Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000094946_00092805302120
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
693212
okr.identifier.report
19940
okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2000/10/14/000094946_00092805302120/Rendered/PDF/multi_page.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
okr.region.country
Chile
okr.topic
Health Monitoring and Evaluation
okr.topic
Insurance and Risk Mitigation
okr.topic
Health Systems Development and Reform
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Demographics
okr.topic
Health Economics and Finance
okr.volume
1

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