Navigation Links
How do you bring health care to the poor?
Date:9/29/2011

icher people in the community and then pay physicians to treat the poor for free.

But who is poor, and who decides so? When somebody presents at the hospital, it is too late to decide if they can be considered as poor, because many poor never present at the hospital in the first place. If they know beforehand that they are entitled to free care, they will look for care more easily. Defining who's entitled can be done best within the local community, that knows who are its poor members. Thanks to this identification system more poor people contact physicians and hospitals.

Jacobs also examined the supply side: does it make sense for the authorities to abolish user fees for certain groups, or to monitor the performance of health care providers?

After the introduction of user fees whereby patients (partly) pay for the care they receive however strange it may seem, more patients showed up at the hospital. Because they had the feeling they were better taken care of, by better paid and therefore better motivated doctors. Unfortunately the extra patients were (relatively) rich; the poor did not show up more. Even in the case of free care, they need to lend money, because travel costs an loss of income are not covered. The health equity funds now also incorporate those costs.

In the mean time, partly due to Jacobs' results, Cambodia started with a nationwide identification of the poor, and stimulated the head monks of pagoda's everywhere to also create a pagoda health equity fund in their region. The pagoda system now reaches some 300 000 poor.


'/>"/>

Contact: Bart Jacobs
bart.jacobs@luxdev.lu
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New modeling of brains circuitry may bring better understanding of Parkinsons disease
2. Common Heart Dysfunction Can Help Bring on Heart Failure
3. Drugs Can Bring HIV-Infected Africans Normal Life Spans
4. Gold nanoparticles bring scientists closer to a treatment for cancer
5. Trials of Type 1 Diabetes Vaccines Bring Mixed Results
6. Walking, sex and spicy food are favored unprescribed methods to bring on labor
7. Groundbreaking male infertility test could bring hope to millions
8. Trial Stopped After Niacin Brings No Benefit to Heart Patients
9. Could Extreme Low-Cal Diets Bring Longer, Healthier Life?
10. Grant funds next phase in bringing healthier sorghum closer to underserved communities
11. Bin Ladens Death Brings Comfort, but Not an End to Anxieties
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Eyepartner is proud ... in San Diego, California’s Gaslamp Quarter Plaza for five years this September. , ... monitor the area for any suspicious activity. These cameras are in place to ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... " DevExpress ” ... a look at small, medium, and large businesses making an impact in their ... business review and shared with viewers how DevExpress has provided software development tools ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... The Beryl ... Scholar Program. In partnership with Patient Experience Institute, these offerings reinforce the commitment ... the front lines and throughout the experience movement, and provide information and research ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... today that the latest issue of Inclusive™ magazine, its multimedia publication focused on ... digital edition of the new issue, Volume 6, Issue 2, as well as ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Between 2012 and 2014 HIV ... Health News Florida on June 17th. Those untreated heroin use disorders share their ... the spread of dirty needles throughout the community. Ultimately Florida’s HIV infection rates have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Eyepartner Software Helps Victims in Gaslamp Quarter Plaza 2Health News:Eyepartner Software Helps Victims in Gaslamp Quarter Plaza 3Health News:Software to Develop High-Performance Data-Driven Apps was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2015 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 2Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2015 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 3Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 2Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 3Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 4Health News:HIV Rates Rise in S. Florida, Harbor Village Comments on Health News Florida's Recent Article 2Health News:HIV Rates Rise in S. Florida, Harbor Village Comments on Health News Florida's Recent Article 3
... The naturally high levels of leptin in diabetic patients ... treat heart blockages, but using a chemical that differs ... counteract this effect. , The work by researchers at ... diabetics who get stents, they say. Though drug-eluting stents ...
... Pheromone,Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EROX) ("HPS" or "the ... with the U.S. Patent and,Trademark Office for the use ... in sea coral, which has significant emotional impacts,on both ... well-being and social attraction. , ...
... United Health Foundation announced its commitment to American Indian ... Indian Country by donating $45,000 for nine $5,000 scholarships ... support of Arizona students pursuing careers in the health ... scholarship recipients were chosen based on their academic achievement, ...
... SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 17 Sutter Health has announced,the ... general,counsel. She will assume her new role January 5, ... , Formerly senior ... Eisenbeis, LLP (HRDE) for the past two decades, DiBenedetto,served ...
... Hospital have answered a central question in cancer biology: ... Stem cells are immature cells that can renew themselves ... the range of body tissues. In recent years, researchers ... forms of stem cells. , Like a brand-name ...
... Combines ZEISS,s Precision Progressive Lenses and Transitions® Lenses to Produce Optimal ... ... 17, 2008 -- Two of the most distinguished names in the ... leading-edge eyewear., , ,Carl Zeiss Vision, a leader for 160 years ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HPS Files Patent for Mood-Enhancing Compound Naturally Found in Sea Coral 2Health News:United Health Foundation Provides $45,000 for Scholarships to the American Indian College Fund for Arizona Healthcare Students 2Health News:United Health Foundation Provides $45,000 for Scholarships to the American Indian College Fund for Arizona Healthcare Students 3Health News:Sutter Health Welcomes New General Counsel 2Health News:Molecular marker identifies normal stem cells as intestinal tumor source 2Health News:Carl Zeiss Vision and Transitions Optical Inc. Promote Pioneering Eyewear to Consumers 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015  Growth of the U.S. nonprescription market is ... prescription users to the OTC market. Due to an ... Rx-to-OTC switch activity over the next five years with ... new brands entering the market into existing categories. ... years (even those with low to moderate likelihood), the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today ... III clinical study for Ozenoxacin, a novel bactericidal ... the exclusive U.S. rights to Ozenoxacin 1% cream.  ... 44 centers with an emphasis on U.S. patients, ... months and older with a clinical diagnosis of ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 Vermillion, Inc. (VRML), a ... announced today it will report its second ... close on Thursday, August 13, 2015, followed ... at 4:30pm Eastern.Conference Call and Webcast:  ... Pacific  Domestic: , 888-430-8691International: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 2Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 3Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 2Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 3
... up to 10 inches/ 25 cm thinner than other ... Allegra X-22 Series is the space-saving multipurpose solution for ... / 46 cm wide • 11 Rotor Library • ... ways to Spin 1.5 mL & PCR+ Tubes: ...
... is up to 10 inches/ 25 cm thinner than ... the Allegra X-22 Series is the space-saving multipurpose solution ... inches / 46 cm wide • 11 Rotor Library ... different ways to Spin 1.5 mL & PCR+ Tubes: ...
... centrifuges offer high-volume versatility along with a ... them ideal for a wide variety of ... Four- or six-place sealed swinging bucket rotor, ... offered , Lare capacity (4 x 750 ...
... Multipurpose high performance centrifuge designed to accommodate ... devices is refrigerated for heat labile samples. ... include refrigerated capability with automatic quick cooling ... < 7 min, no maintenance brushless motor, ...
Medicine Products: