Inequalities in universal health coverage: Evidence from Vietnam

Palmer, M 2014, 'Inequalities in universal health coverage: Evidence from Vietnam', World Development, vol. 64, pp. 384-394.


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Title Inequalities in universal health coverage: Evidence from Vietnam
Author(s) Palmer, M
Year 2014
Journal name World Development
Volume number 64
Start page 384
End page 394
Total pages 11
Publisher Pergamon Press
Abstract Exploiting a window of opportunity in Vietnam, this paper examines the impact of social health insurance on target population groups. Significant inequalities in the coverage of service utilization and financial protection are found across groups. Persons with disabilities, and retirees to a lesser extent, experienced relatively high rates of service utilization and were most at risk of health care-induced poverty. A higher level of targeting in the design of benefit packages is recommended. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Subject Health Economics
Econometric and Statistical Methods
Health Policy
Economic Development Policy
Keyword(s) Matching methods
Social health insurance
South east asia
Universal health coverage
Vietnam
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.06.008
ISSN 0305-750X
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