Improving health system quality in low- and middle-income countries that are expanding health coverage: a framework for insurance.

TitleImproving health system quality in low- and middle-income countries that are expanding health coverage: a framework for insurance.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMate KS, Sifrim ZK, Chalkidou K, Cluzeau F, Cutler D, Kimball M, Morente T, Smits H, Barker P
JournalInternational journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua
Volume25
Issue5
Pagination497-504
Date Published2013 Oct
Abstract

Low- and middle-income countries are increasingly pursuing health financing reforms aimed at achieving universal health coverage. As these countries rapidly expand access to care, overburdened health systems may fail to deliver high-quality care, resulting in poor health outcomes. Public insurers responsible for financing coverage expansions have the financial leverage to influence the quality of care and can benefit from guidance to execute a cohesive health-care quality strategy.

DOI10.1093/gbe/evt125
Alternate JournalInt J Qual Health Care