Report

Closing the Health Gaps for the Elderly : Promoting Health Equity and Social Inclusion in Thailand

Show simple item record

collection.link.45
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2153
collection.name.45
Other Social Protection Study
dc.contributor.author
World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2016-04-18T21:31:12Z
dc.date.available
2016-04-18T21:31:12Z
dc.date.issued
2016-04
dc.description.abstract
Thailand has succeeded in expanding coverage of publicly-funded and publicly-managed health insurance schemes, following the introduction of universal health coverage policy in 2001. While Thailand’s achievement of universal health coverage (UC) is well noted, recent researches and studies have indicated that there are still gaps in health utilization and financial protection. A recent study by Thailand’s health insurance system research office (HISRO) shows that utilization of health services by patients of three main health insurance schemes combined increased markedly after age 45 for both outpatient care and in-patient care but later dropped during an advanced age. Utilization of out-patient care services decreases among patients who are over 75 years of age while that of in-patient care services decreases after 85 years of age. The objective of the study is to identify the gaps of accessing UC scheme’s care system by the elderly population, focusing on utilization and financial protection aspects. The team conducted small-scale area-based qualitative case studies, focusing on elderly UC members who live in selected urban and rural areas in four different geographical regions of Thailand - Central, North, Northeastern, and South. The analysis confirms that there are poor elderly people who still need to pay for the costs of out-patient and in-patient care services at publicly run health facilities.
en
dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/05/24435347/thailand-qualitative-assessment-health-equity-among-elderly-people-thailand-utilization-financial-protection
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/24083
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
dc.subject
EMPLOYMENT
dc.subject
COMMUNITIES
dc.subject
RISKS
dc.subject
SPECIALIST
dc.subject
PEOPLE
dc.subject
OLD AGE
dc.subject
FINANCING
dc.subject
HEALTH-SEEKING BEHAVIORS
dc.subject
INCOME
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION
dc.subject
HEALTH EXPENDITURES
dc.subject
PHO
dc.subject
DOCTORS
dc.subject
HEALTH EDUCATION
dc.subject
COMMUNITY HEALTH
dc.subject
SERVICES
dc.subject
HEALTH INSURANCE
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE
dc.subject
WELFARE
dc.subject
INCENTIVES
dc.subject
HEALTH
dc.subject
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
dc.subject
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject
CITIES
dc.subject
TOWNS
dc.subject
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject
HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION
dc.subject
HEALTH FACILITIES
dc.subject
PENSION
dc.subject
PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.subject
HEALTH CONDITIONS
dc.subject
KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject
CAPITATION
dc.subject
CANCER PATIENTS
dc.subject
RADIOTHERAPY
dc.subject
DISEASES
dc.subject
COSTS
dc.subject
TRAINING
dc.subject
PATIENT
dc.subject
PATIENTS
dc.subject
INTERVENTION
dc.subject
RENT
dc.subject
PROBABILITY
dc.subject
PUBLIC HEALTH CARE
dc.subject
HEALTH CENTERS
dc.subject
MOBILITY
dc.subject
SOCIAL WELFARES
dc.subject
AGING
dc.subject
NURSES
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE SERVICES
dc.subject
HEALTH EQUITY
dc.subject
ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES
dc.subject
MALE
dc.subject
DEMENTIA
dc.subject
SOCIAL SECURITY
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE COVERAGE
dc.subject
SOCIAL SUPPORT
dc.subject
HEALTH PROMOTION
dc.subject
ELDERLY
dc.subject
CANCER
dc.subject
EQUITY
dc.subject
RURAL COMMUNITIES
dc.subject
WORKERS
dc.subject
SURGERY
dc.subject
AGED
dc.subject
FORMAL PENSION
dc.subject
BENEFITS BENEFITS
dc.subject
CARE
dc.subject
GENDER
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE COSTS
dc.subject
HOMES
dc.subject
MEDICINE
dc.subject
LONG-TERM CARE
dc.subject
URBAN AREAS
dc.subject
SOCIAL PENSION
dc.subject
HOUSEHOLD
dc.subject
PROMOTING HEALTH
dc.subject
PENSION PROGRAMS
dc.subject
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
dc.subject
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
dc.subject
EXPENDITURES
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE FINANCING
dc.subject
THERAPIES
dc.subject
HEALTH CLINICS
dc.subject
CHEMOTHERAPY
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES
dc.subject
ELDERLY PEOPLE
dc.subject
SOCIAL WELFARE
dc.subject
THERAPY
dc.subject
HEALTH SYSTEM
dc.subject
INSURANCE
dc.subject
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
dc.subject
CHILDREN
dc.subject
MEDICAL BENEFITS
dc.subject
FEMALES
dc.subject
DISEASE
dc.subject
CLINICS
dc.subject
HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject
HEALTH PROVIDERS
dc.subject
RURAL AREAS
dc.subject
POVERTY
dc.subject
HEALTH EXPENDITURE
dc.subject
OLDER PERSONS
dc.subject
INCIDENCE
dc.subject
POPULATION
dc.subject
FACILITIES
dc.subject
MEDICAL DOCTORS
dc.subject
GERONTOLOGY
dc.subject
COMMUNITY
dc.subject
MALES
dc.subject
FEES
dc.subject
FAMILIES
dc.subject
MEDICINES
dc.subject
HOSPITALS
dc.subject
HEALTH SERVICE
dc.subject
FEMALE
dc.subject
HEALTH SERVICES
dc.subject
IMPLEMENTATION
dc.subject
SERVICE
dc.subject
DISTRICTS
dc.subject
HEALTH OFFICIALS
dc.subject
RENTING
dc.subject
PROVIDER PAYMENT
dc.subject
PATIENT CARE
dc.subject
EMPLOYEES
dc.title
Closing the Health Gaps for the Elderly
en
dc.title.subtitle
Promoting Health Equity and Social Inclusion in Thailand
en
dc.type
Report
en
okr.date.disclosure
2016-03-21
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: Other Social Protection Study
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/05/24435347/thailand-qualitative-assessment-health-equity-among-elderly-people-thailand-utilization-financial-protection
okr.googlescholar.linkpresent
yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
090224b084219594_10_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
24435347
okr.identifier.report
AUS13326
okr.imported
true
okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/EAP/2016/03/21/090224b084219594/10_0/Rendered/PDF/Closing0the0he0nclusion0in0Thailand.pdf
en
okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.country
Thailand
okr.sector
Health and other social services
okr.theme
Social protection and risk management :: Social Safety Nets/Social Assistance
okr.theme
Social protection and risk management :: Disability & Survivorship
okr.theme
Social protection and risk management :: Income Support for Old Age
okr.topic
Social Protections and Labor :: Pensions & Retirement Systems
okr.topic
Social Development :: Social Inclusion & Institutions
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Systems Development & Reform
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender and Health
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring & Evaluation
okr.unit
HNP EAP Region (GHN02)

Show simple item record



This item appears in the following Collection(s)