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Executive Health Management

IFC Global Private Health Conference 2019

2019 27 Mar

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Financing micro health insurance: theory, methods and evidence

2018 23 May

A look at innovations in harnessing voluntary and contributory micro health insurance to finance universal health coverage in the informal sector. Everybody spends money on healthcare; some people pay negligible amounts, and others pay exorbitant and impoverishing sums. In a perfect world, everyone should have protection against the excessive... Read more

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Ayushman Bharat - India's National Health Protection Mission

2018 23 May

Effective implementation of Ayushman Bharat - India’s National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) will largely depend on ensuring that the package of services prioritised under the National Health Protection Scheme is based on community needs, evidence-based, well governed and inclusive.   There is arguably no aspect of social policy more complex... Read more

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Some Hospitals Marking Up Prices More Than 1,000%

2015 12 Jun

A study published in Health Affairs lists the 50 hospitals in the United States that mark up treatments by more than 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare — a markup of more than 1,000 percent for the same medical services.   The findings show that the combination of a lack of regulation of hospital charges in the U.S. and no market competition is... Read more

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Who Really Makes Medical Decisions?

2015 09 May

In today's healthcare, insurance companies hold a dominating position with respect to medical decisions about patient care. Dr Linda Girgis, MD, FAFFP and a family physician in South River, New Jersey highlights the dilemma faced by doctors and patients alike when it comes to taking decisions about treatment options. A patient physically unable... Read more