Affording Out-of-Pocket Payments for Health Services: Evidence from Kazakhstan
EuroHealth, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 37-39, 2000
Posted: 29 May 2007
Publicly funded and provided health care systems are typically characterized by services that are free of charge, or have nominal user fees collected. This is certainly the case for a number of Former Soviet Union countries - even now - as they struggle to modernize and diversify their health care sectors. In this article we look at the evolving role of financing of services, in particular the increased reliance on out-of-pocket spending in Kazakhstan.
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