Health Care Financing in Developing Countries: Major Challenges

Ana Riskhatul Fitria

Abstract

A basic function of government is to provide an effective and efficient health care service. The elements of a health care system are resource inputting, management, organisation and financial support. These elements as a determining factor of good service provision. On the other hand, health care financing is an issue being faced by development countries. The aim of health care financing is to mobilise resources for health and to improve access to effective and efficient service. This article has reviewed the available literature related to health care financing in developing countries. The major challenge of health care financing includes financial constraints, the inefficient allocation of health sector resources, and a lack of management capacity. In order to achieve effective and efficient health care financing, this article has concluded by recommending that there should be developments in health economics, civil service and public sector reforms, as well as developments in financing the social sector, and managed-market health care reforms.

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in Harvard Style

Fitria A. (2017). Health Care Financing in Developing Countries: Major Challenges.In Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Indonesian Health Economics Association - Volume 1: INAHEA, ISBN 978-989-758-335-3, pages 118-122. DOI: 10.5220/0007025001180122


in Bibtex Style

@conference{inahea17,
author={Ana Riskhatul Fitria},
title={Health Care Financing in Developing Countries: Major Challenges},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Indonesian Health Economics Association - Volume 1: INAHEA,},
year={2017},
pages={118-122},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007025001180122},
isbn={978-989-758-335-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Indonesian Health Economics Association - Volume 1: INAHEA,
TI - Health Care Financing in Developing Countries: Major Challenges
SN - 978-989-758-335-3
AU - Fitria A.
PY - 2017
SP - 118
EP - 122
DO - 10.5220/0007025001180122