Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts ? The World Bank's Health VIII project in Gansu province, China Wagstaff, Adam

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Wagstaff, Adam
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World Bank; Health insurance - China - Gansu Sheng - Econometric models.; Health care reform - China - Gansu Sneng - Econometric models.
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"The literature contains few impact evaluations of health sector reforms, especially those involving broad and simultaneous changes on both the demand and supply sides of the sector. This paper reports the results of a World Bank-funded health sector reform project in China known as Health VIII. On the supply-side, the project combined infrastructure investments (especially at the township level) with improved planning and management, including a referral system between township health centers and county hospitals, and interventions aimed at improving the effectiveness and quality of care, including the introduction of clinical protocols and essential drug lists. On the demand-side, the project sought to resurrect community health insurance, and to introduce a safety net for the very poor to provide them with financial assistance with their health care expenses ... " -- Cover verso.
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