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Caryn Bredenkamp
World Bank
Health careHealth equityHealth policyEconomic growthMedicine
59Publications
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Vietnam is changing rapidly economically, with parallel shifts in epidemiology and demographics. There have also been significant policy shifts in recent years, including in the health sector. The combined effects of these transitions pose some risks to the sustainability of essential public health services, and will continue to put upward pressure on health spending. This report analyzes how Vietnam can maintain a sufficient level of public spending on health to sustain and further good health ...
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This analysis aims to assess the association between commune health station (CHS) service readiness and health service utilization to inform the design of a World Bank project and policies to strengthen primary health care in Vietnam. Using data drawn from the 2015 Vietnam district and commune health facility survey (DCHFS), a series of multivariate negative binomial regressions was estimated to measure the association between domains of service readiness and CHS utilization rates (average numbe...
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This book examines how nine different health systems – United States (U.S.) Medicare, Australia, Thailand, Kyrgyz Republic, Germany, Estonia, Croatia, China (Beijing), and the Russian Federation have transitioned to using case-based payments, and especially diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), as part of their provider payment mix for hospital care. It sheds light on why particular technical design choices were made, what enabling investments were pertinent, and what broader political and institutio...
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This report reviews the current provider payment arrangements and policies of the Philippines, and the extent to which they have contributed to the achievement of the HFS goals. It focuses on the pillars of the HFS that center on provider payment issues, including what is paid for and by whom (pillar 3) and how it is paid for (pillar 4). Because the HFS envisages that pooled sources of health funding, such as payments by the Philippines Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC or PhilHealth) and the g...
This article assesses trends and inequalities in maternal and child health in the Philippines between 1993 and 2013, using 6 national household surveys, and also compares the Philippines’ performance to 15 other Asia-Pacific countries. Thirteen indicators of child health outcomes and maternal and child health interventions are examined. Two measures of inequality are used: the absolute difference between the poorest and wealthiest quintile, and the concentration index. Coverage of all indicators...
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Taking the Philippines Health Financing Strategy (HFS) 2010–2020 objective of ‘sustaining membership in PhilHealth for all Filipinos’ as its point of departure, this report assesses the expansion of health insurance coverage in the Philippines and the extent to which it provides protection from out-of-pocket (OOP) health spending. The report commences with a description of the organization of social health insurance through PhilHealth, the different PhilHealth membership groups, their eligibilit...
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