universal coverage

Summary

Summary: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Universal coverage in the land of smiles: lessons from Thailand's 30 Baht health reforms
    David Hughes
    Institute of Health Research, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:999-1008. 2007
  2. pmc Evaluation of a national universal coverage campaign of long-lasting insecticidal nets in a rural district in north-west Tanzania
    Philippa A West
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Malar J 11:273. 2012
  3. ncbi Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania: implications for paths to universal coverage
    Anne Mills
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 380:126-33. 2012
  4. ncbi Determinants of hanging and use of ITNs in the context of near universal coverage in Zambia
    Kate MacIntyre
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Health Policy Plan 27:316-25. 2012
  5. ncbi A 10-year experience with universal health insurance in Taiwan: measuring changes in health and health disparity
    Chi Pang Wen
    Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Taiwan
    Ann Intern Med 148:258-67. 2008
  6. pmc Evaluation of the 2011 long-lasting, insecticide-treated net distribution for universal coverage in Togo
    Elizabeth R Stevens
    United States Peace Corps, Togo, BP3194, Lome, Togo
    Malar J 12:162. 2013
  7. ncbi Health-financing reforms in southeast Asia: challenges in achieving universal coverage
    Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Lancet 377:863-73. 2011
  8. pmc Analysing and recommending options for maintaining universal coverage with long-lasting insecticidal nets: the case of Tanzania in 2011
    Hannah M Koenker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Malar J 12:150. 2013
  9. pmc Beyond fragmentation and towards universal coverage: insights from Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania
    Diane McIntyre
    Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town, Observatory, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 86:871-6. 2008
  10. ncbi Future of Japan's system of good health at low cost with equity: beyond universal coverage
    Kenji Shibuya
    Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Lancet 378:1265-73. 2011

Detail Information

Publications268 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Universal coverage in the land of smiles: lessons from Thailand's 30 Baht health reforms
    David Hughes
    Institute of Health Research, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:999-1008. 2007
    ..In this paper we take the opportunity to assess the program's achievements and problems. We describe the characteristics of the universal insurance program--the 30 Baht Scheme--and the purchaser-provider system that Thailand adopted...
  2. pmc Evaluation of a national universal coverage campaign of long-lasting insecticidal nets in a rural district in north-west Tanzania
    Philippa A West
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Malar J 11:273. 2012
    ..This study had two purposes: to evaluate the impact of a universal coverage campaign (UCC) of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) on LLIN ownership and usage, and to identify ..
  3. ncbi Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania: implications for paths to universal coverage
    Anne Mills
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 380:126-33. 2012
    b>Universal coverage of health care is now receiving substantial worldwide and national attention, but debate continues on the best mix of financing mechanisms, especially to protect people outside the formal employment sector...
  4. ncbi Determinants of hanging and use of ITNs in the context of near universal coverage in Zambia
    Kate MacIntyre
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Health Policy Plan 27:316-25. 2012
    Roll Back Malaria recently recommended a policy of universal coverage with insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) so that all age groups can benefit from protection against malaria. Countries adopting the 'universal access' policy include Zambia...
  5. ncbi A 10-year experience with universal health insurance in Taiwan: measuring changes in health and health disparity
    Chi Pang Wen
    Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Taiwan
    Ann Intern Med 148:258-67. 2008
    ..Coverage expanded from 57% of the population (before the introduction of national health insurance) to 98%...
  6. pmc Evaluation of the 2011 long-lasting, insecticide-treated net distribution for universal coverage in Togo
    Elizabeth R Stevens
    United States Peace Corps, Togo, BP3194, Lome, Togo
    Malar J 12:162. 2013
    ..This study reports the results of the LLIN distribution campaign in terms of bed net possession and utilization...
  7. ncbi Health-financing reforms in southeast Asia: challenges in achieving universal coverage
    Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Lancet 377:863-73. 2011
    ..on out-of-pocket payments, increase pooled health finance, and expand service use as steps towards universal coverage. Laos and Cambodia, both resource-poor countries, have mostly relied on donor-supported health equity funds ..
  8. pmc Analysing and recommending options for maintaining universal coverage with long-lasting insecticidal nets: the case of Tanzania in 2011
    Hannah M Koenker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Malar J 12:150. 2013
    Tanzania achieved universal coverage with long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in October 2011, after three years of free mass net distribution campaigns and is now faced with the challenge of maintaining high coverage as nets wear out ..
  9. pmc Beyond fragmentation and towards universal coverage: insights from Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania
    Diane McIntyre
    Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town, Observatory, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 86:871-6. 2008
    The World Health Assembly of 2005 called for all health systems to move towards universal coverage, defined as " access to adequate health care for all at an affordable price" ...
  10. ncbi Future of Japan's system of good health at low cost with equity: beyond universal coverage
    Kenji Shibuya
    Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Lancet 378:1265-73. 2011
    ..The development of Japan's policies for universal coverage are similar to the policy debates that many countries are having in their own contexts...
  11. ncbi Taiwan's new national health insurance program: genesis and experience so far
    Tsung Mei Cheng
    International Forum, Princeton University s International Center, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:61-76. 2003
    ..This paper describes the achievements of this policy initiative so far, along with the growing pains it has encountered, and seeks to extract lessons from the experience for health policymakers in other countries...
  12. ncbi Taiwan's 1995 health care reform
    T L Chiang
    Institute of Public Health and Center for Health Policy Research, National Taiwan University, Taipei
    Health Policy 39:225-39. 1997
    ..Besides, the scheme did not bring in the efficient use of health care resources and probably caused it to worsen. Taiwan's health care reform has an unfinished agenda...
  13. ncbi The Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance: a landmark reform towards universal coverage in China
    Wanchuan Lin
    Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, China
    Health Econ 18:S83-96. 2009
    ..Finally, those participants in the bottom 20% of family incomes are happier with URBMI than are their more affluent counterparts...
  14. ncbi A longitudinal examination of continuity of care and avoidable hospitalization: evidence from a universal coverage health care system
    Shou Hsia Cheng
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Intern Med 170:1671-7. 2010
    ..This study aimed to examine the effects of continuity of care on avoidable hospitalization and hospital admission for any condition in a health care system with a high level of access to care...
  15. pmc Knowledge-based changes to health systems: the Thai experience in policy development
    Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    International Health Policy Program Thailand, 376 Mooban Panya, Patanakan Road, Bangkok, 10250 Thailand
    Bull World Health Organ 82:750-6. 2004
    ..This paper describes how research into health systems and health policy contributed to the move towards universal coverage. Data on health systems financing and functioning had been gathered before and after the founding of the ..
  16. pmc Promoting universal financial protection: how the Thai universal coverage scheme was designed to ensure equity
    Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Tivanon Road, Nonthaburi Province 11000, Thailand
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:25. 2013
    Empirical evidence demonstrates that the Thai Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) has improved equity of health financing and provided a relatively high level of financial risk protection...
  17. ncbi Moving towards universal coverage with malaria control interventions: achievements and challenges in rural Burkina Faso
    Manuela De Allegri
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Health Plann Manage 28:102-21. 2013
    ..scaling up malaria control interventions but that current coverage rates are still far from achieving the universal coverage targets set by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership...
  18. ncbi Modelling the implications of moving towards universal coverage in Tanzania
    Josephine Borghi
    Department of Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Health Policy Plan 27:i88-100. 2012
    A model was developed to assess the impact of possible moves towards universal coverage in Tanzania over a 15-year time frame...
  19. ncbi A qualitative study of the difficulties in reaching sustainable universal health insurance coverage in Iran
    Hossein Ibrahimipour
    Health Services Management Department, Management and Medical Information School, Kerman, Iran
    Health Policy Plan 26:485-95. 2011
    ..To understand the Iranian health financing system and provide lessons for policy makers about achieving universal coverage. METHODS Twenty-five interviewees from seven major health insurance companies were selected for a ..
  20. pmc Physician visits, hospitalizations, and socioeconomic status: ambulatory care sensitive conditions in a canadian setting
    Leslie L Roos
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Health Serv Res 40:1167-85. 2005
    ..To determine whether rates of physician visits for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions are lower for people of low-socioeconomic status than of high-socioeconomic status in an urban population with universal health care coverage...
  21. ncbi The equity impact of the universal coverage policy: lessons from Thailand
    Phusit Prakongsai
    International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 21:57-81. 2009
    ..assesses health equity achievements of the Thai health system before and after the introduction of the universal coverage (UC) policy...
  22. pmc Designing health financing policy towards universal coverage
    Guy Carrin
    Bull World Health Organ 85:652. 2007
  23. ncbi A functional model for monitoring equity and effectiveness in purchasing health insurance premiums for the poor: evidence from Cambodia and the Lao PDR
    Peter Leslie Annear
    Nossal Institute for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Level 4 Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton Vic 3010, Australia
    Health Policy 102:295-303. 2011
    ..To assess the impact on equity and effectiveness of introducing targeted subsidies for the poor into existing voluntary health insurance schemes in Low Income Countries with special reference to cross-subsidisation...
  24. ncbi Progressivity of health care financing and incidence of service benefits in Ghana
    James Akazili
    Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, P O Box 114, Navrongo, Upper East Region, Ghana
    Health Policy Plan 27:i13-22. 2012
    ..For Ghana to attain an equitable health system and fully achieve universal coverage, it must ensure that the poor, most of whom are not currently covered by the NHI, are financially protected, ..
  25. ncbi How to achieve universal coverage of cataract surgical services in developing countries: lessons from systematic reviews of other services
    Karl Blanchet
    International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 19:329-39. 2012
    Since the Declaration of Alma Ata, universal coverage has been at the heart of international health...
  26. ncbi Maternal, neonatal, and child health in southeast Asia: towards greater regional collaboration
    Cecilia S Acuin
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, University of the Philippines, National Institutes of Health, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
    Lancet 377:516-25. 2011
    ....
  27. pmc Towards universal coverage: examining costs of illness, payment, and coping strategies to different population groups in southeast Nigeria
    Ogochukwu P Ezeoke
    Health Policy Research Group, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:52-7. 2012
    ..Policy measures should establish targeted mechanisms to protect the general population, especially rural dwellers and poorer households, against the financial burden of direct healthcare payments...
  28. ncbi What healthcare financing changes are needed to reach universal coverage in South Africa?
    Diane McIntyre
    Health Economics Unit, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 102:489-90. 2012
    ..Economic Cooperation and Development countries and a number of middle-income countries that have achieved universal coverage clearly indicates that mandatory pre-payment financing mechanisms (i.e...
  29. pmc Universal coverage of health services: tailoring its implementation
    Guy Carrin
    Department of Health Systems Financing, Health Systems and Services, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:857-63. 2008
    ..resolution encouraging countries to develop health financing systems capable of achieving and/or maintaining universal coverage of health services - where all people have access to needed health services without the risk of severe ..
  30. ncbi Experience of socioeconomic-related inequality in dental care utilization among Thai elderly under universal coverage
    Tewarit Somkotra
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 13:298-306. 2013
    To assess the socioeconomic-related inequality in dental care utilization among Thai elderly and to determine factors associated with the observed inequality after the country achieved universal coverage.
  31. ncbi Is there equity in oral healthcare utilization: experience after achieving Universal Coverage
    Tewarit Somkotra
    Division of Health Care Economics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:85-96. 2009
    ..in)equality and horizontal (in)equity in oral healthcare utilization among Thai adults after Universal Coverage (UC) policy implemented nationwide, and to decompose the source of inequality in utilization...
  32. pmc Health financing for universal coverage and health system performance: concepts and implications for policy
    Joseph Kutzin
    Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 91:602-11. 2013
    Unless the concept is clearly understood, "universal coverage" (or universal health coverage, UHC) can be used to justify practically any health financing reform or scheme...
  33. ncbi Health insurance in Mexico: achieving universal coverage through structural reform
    Felicia Marie Knaul
    Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City, Mexico
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1467-76. 2005
    ..It also highlights aspects of relevance for other countries that are striving to formulate and implement health policies to promote universal social protection and fair financing...
  34. pmc The cost of universal health care in India: a model based estimate
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 7:e30362. 2012
    ..Hence, an estimate of the cost of delivering universal health care services is needed...
  35. ncbi Towards achievement of universal health care in India by 2020: a call to action
    K Srinath Reddy
    Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
    Lancet 377:760-8. 2011
    ..In our call to action, we propose that India must achieve health care for all by 2020...
  36. ncbi How close have universal health systems come to achieving equity in use of curative services? A systematic review
    Barbara Hanratty
    Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, England
    Int J Health Serv 37:89-109. 2007
    ..Improvements are needed in the way that equity in universal systems is monitored, with particular attention to how "need" is defined and to the impact on patients of indirect costs...
  37. ncbi Economic evaluation of palliative management versus peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease: evidence for coverage decisions in Thailand
    Yot Teerawattananon
    Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Value Health 10:61-72. 2007
    ..To examine the value for money of including peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD) into the universal health insurance scheme of Thailand...
  38. ncbi Low rates of cervical cancer screening among urban immigrants: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada
    Aisha K Lofters
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Med Care 48:611-8. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi Socioeconomic inequality in self-reported oral health status: the experience of Thailand after implementation of the universal coverage policy
    Tewarit Somkotra
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Community Dent Health 28:136-42. 2011
    ..inequality in self-reported oral health status among Thais is present after the country implemented the Universal Coverage policy and to decompose the determinants and their associations with inequality in self-reported oral health ..
  40. pmc Socioeconomic disparities in health care use: Does universal coverage reduce inequalities in health?
    P J Veugelers
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:424-8. 2003
    Despite enormous public sector expenditures, the effectiveness of universal coverage for health care in reducing socioeconomic disparities in health has received little attention.
  41. ncbi Factors associated with medication non-adherence in patients suffering from schizophrenia: a cross-sectional study in a universal coverage health-care system
    Daniel Dassa
    Department of Psychiatry, Conception University Hospital, 145 Boulevard Baille, 13855 Marseille cedex 05, France
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:921-8. 2010
    ..To quantify the factors associated with non-adherence to medication among stable patients suffering from schizophrenia in the context of universal access to care...
  42. ncbi Bridging community-based health insurance and social protection for health care--a step in the direction of universal coverage?
    Bart Jacobs
    Trop Med Int Health 13:140-3. 2008
  43. pmc Equity of the premium of the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme and the implications for achieving universal coverage
    Eugenia Amporfu
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    Int J Equity Health 12:4. 2013
    ..In other words, the Scheme intends to achieve universal coverage. An important factor for the achievement of universal coverage is that revenue collection be equitable...
  44. pmc The role of insurance in the achievement of universal coverage within a developing country context: South Africa as a case study
    Alex M van den Heever
    Old Mutual Chair of Social Security Policy Management and Administration, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:S5. 2012
    Achieving universal coverage as an objective needs to confront the reality of multiple mechanisms, with healthcare financing and provision occurring in both public and private settings...
  45. pmc Moving towards universal coverage in South Africa? Lessons from a voluntary government insurance scheme
    Veloshnee Govender
    Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 6:19253. 2013
    ..In light of the global emphasis on universal coverage, empirical evidence is needed to understand the relationship between new health financing strategies and ..
  46. ncbi Measurement and explanation of horizontal (in)equity in health care utilization among Thais after universal coverage policy implementation
    Tewarit Somkotra
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Asia Pac J Public Health 23:980-95. 2011
    ..in outpatient and inpatient care utilization among Thais are manifest after the country implemented the Universal Coverage (UC) policy, by using a concentration index and a horizontal inequity index, respectively...
  47. ncbi Analysis of inequalities in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in a universal coverage health care system
    Miguel Angel Munoz
    Montornés Montmeló, and Family and Community Teaching Unit, Barcelona Centre, Institut Catala de la Salut, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 16:361-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyse whether differences exist in social class or education level in coronary heart disease (CHD) secondary prevention and in cardiovascular risk factor control in a universal coverage health care system.
  48. ncbi Using economic levers to change behaviour: the case of Thailand's universal coverage health care reforms
    David Hughes
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 70:447-54. 2010
    Thailand's universal coverage health care policy has been presented as a knowledge-based reform involving substantial pre-planning, including expert economic analysis of the financing mechanism...
  49. ncbi The role of institutional design and organizational practice for health financing performance and universal coverage
    Inke Mathauer
    Department of Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Health Policy 99:183-92. 2011
    ..The challenge for these countries is how to modify their health financing system in order to achieve universal coverage. This paper proposes an analytical framework for undertaking a systematic review of a health financing ..
  50. ncbi Horizontal inequity in healthcare access under the universal coverage in Japan; 1986-2007
    Ryo Watanabe
    Department of Health Economics and Epidemiology Research, The University of Tokyo School of Public Health, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 75:1372-8. 2012
    b>Universal coverage of healthcare aims at securing access to appropriate healthcare for all at an affordable cost...
  51. pmc Does the distribution of health care benefits in Kenya meet the principles of universal coverage?
    Jane Chuma
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 12:20. 2012
    The 58th World Health Assembly called for all health systems to move towards universal coverage where everyone has access to key promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions at an affordable cost...
  52. pmc Why has the Universal Coverage Scheme in Thailand achieved a pro-poor public subsidy for health care?
    Supon Limwattananon
    International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
    BMC Public Health 12:S6. 2012
    Thailand has achieved universal health coverage since 2002 through the implementation of the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) for 47 million of the population who were neither private sector employees nor government employees...
  53. ncbi Using stakeholder analysis to support moves towards universal coverage: lessons from the SHIELD project
    Lucy Gilson
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Health Sciences Faculty, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, South Africa
    Health Policy Plan 27:i64-76. 2012
    ..policy proposals, and is particularly important for new health care financing proposals that aim to secure universal coverage (UC)...
  54. ncbi Moving towards universal health coverage: health insurance reforms in nine developing countries in Africa and Asia
    Gina Lagomarsino
    Results for Development Institute, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Lancet 380:933-43. 2012
    ..We report some trends in these countries' progress towards universal coverage, such as increasing enrolment in government health insurance, a movement towards expanded benefits packages, ..
  55. ncbi Universal coverage of renal dialysis in Thailand: promise, progress, and prospects
    Sripen Tantivess
    Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    BMJ 346:f462. 2013
    ..in introducing renal replacement therapy as part of its universal health coverage scheme shows the importance of evidence and stakeholders' active participation in all phases of policy development, say Sripen Tantivess and colleagues:..
  56. ncbi Public policy for the poor? A randomised assessment of the Mexican universal health insurance programme
    Gary King
    Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Lancet 373:1447-54. 2009
    ..We assessed aspects of Seguro Popular, a programme aimed to deliver health insurance, regular and preventive medical care, medicines, and health facilities to 50 million uninsured Mexicans...
  57. pmc Catastrophic and poverty impacts of health payments: results from national household surveys in Thailand
    Supon Limwattananon
    Department of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
    Bull World Health Organ 85:600-6. 2007
    ..To estimate the incidence and describe the profile of catastrophic expenditures and impoverishment due to household out-of-pocket payments, comparing the periods before and after the introduction of universal health care coverage (UC)...
  58. pmc Equity in maternal and child health in Thailand
    Supon Limwattananon
    Khon Kaen University, Thanon Mitraparp, Amphoe Muang, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand
    Bull World Health Organ 88:420-7. 2010
    ..To assess equity in health outcomes and interventions for maternal and child health (MCH) services in Thailand...
  59. pmc The democratization of health in Mexico: financial innovations for universal coverage
    Julio Frenk
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 87:542-8. 2009
    ....
  60. pmc Geographic variations in avoidable hospitalizations in the elderly, in a health system with universal coverage
    Purificacion Magan
    Unidad Epidemiología Clínica CIBERESP RETICEF, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:42. 2008
    ..The aim of this work is to identify the rates of ACSH in persons 65 years or older living in different small-areas of the Community of Madrid (CM) and to detect possible differences in ACSH...
  61. ncbi Inequality in dental care utilisation among Thai children: evidence from Thailand where universal coverage has been achieved
    Tewarit Somkotra
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
    Int Dent J 59:349-57. 2009
    To quantify the extent of the socioeconomic-related inequality in dental care utilisation among Thai children and to examine the characteristics of dental care utilisation, after the country achieved universal coverage.
  62. ncbi Is universal coverage a solution for disparities in health care? Findings from three low-income provinces of Thailand
    Chutima Suraratdecha
    International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Health Policy 73:272-84. 2005
    The policy on universal coverage (UC) of health care has been adopted and implemented incrementally by the government of Thailand since April 2001 with the aim of providing the access to care for the uninsured population...
  63. ncbi Socio-economic status and the utilisation of physicians' services: results from the Canadian National Population Health Survey
    S Dunlop
    Pharmacia and Upjohn Pty Limited, Rydalmere, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 51:123-33. 2000
    ....
  64. ncbi Social health insurance in a developing country: the case of the Philippines
    Konrad Obermann
    University of Applied Sciences of the German Red Cross, Reinhaeuser Landstr 19 21, 37073 Goettingen, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 62:3177-85. 2006
    ..PhilHealth was formed in 1995 as a successor to the Medicare programme and was given a mandate to achieve universal coverage by 2010. To date, PhilHealth has been quite successful in some areas (e.g...
  65. ncbi Payments for health care and its effect on catastrophe and impoverishment: experience from the transition to Universal Coverage in Thailand
    Tewarit Somkotra
    Department of Community Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    Soc Sci Med 67:2027-35. 2008
    ..in the reform strategies of Thailand's health care system when the country moved towards implementing the Universal Coverage (UC) policy in 2001...
  66. ncbi On the road to universal coverage: impacts of reform in massachusetts at one year
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w270-84. 2008
    In April 2006, Massachusetts passed legislation intended to move the state to near-universal coverage within three years and, in conjunction with that expansion, to improve access to affordable, high-quality health care...
  67. pmc Ethnicity and quality of diabetes care in a health system with universal coverage: population-based cross-sectional survey in primary care
    Jeremy Gray
    Wandsworth Primary Care Research Centre, Wandsworth Primary Care Trust, London, SW11 6HN, UK
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1317-20. 2007
    ..The UK has a universal health care system that is free at the point of access. Over the past decade, the UK government has implemented an ambitious agenda of quality improvement initiatives in chronic disease management...
  68. ncbi Regional variation in Russian medical insurance: lessons from Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod
    J L Twigg
    Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 842028, 923 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284 2028, USA
    Health Place 5:235-45. 1999
    ..In fact, even its original pioneers are now moving forward with new schemes to correct some of its deficiencies...
  69. ncbi Building blocks for reform: achieving universal coverage with private and public group health insurance
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:646-57. 2008
    ..The paper estimates coverage and costs, and assesses the approach. Our findings indicate that the framework could reach near-universal coverage with little net increase in national health spending.
  70. ncbi Incoherent policies on universal coverage of health insurance and promotion of international trade in health services in Thailand
    Cha aim Pachanee
    Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Health Policy Plan 21:310-8. 2006
    The Thai government has implemented universal coverage of health insurance since October 2001. Universal access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs has also been included since October 2003...
  71. ncbi Which households are at risk of catastrophic health spending: experience in Thailand after universal coverage
    Tewarit Somkotra
    Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w467-78. 2009
    The impact of the universal coverage policy implementation in Thailand is demonstrated by the declining incidence of catastrophic health spending among Thai households-particularly among the poor...
  72. ncbi Learning from Taiwan: experience with universal health insurance
    Karen Davis
    Ann Intern Med 148:313-4. 2008
  73. ncbi Is inequity undermining Australia's 'universal' health care system? Socio-economic inequalities in the use of specialist medical and non-medical ambulatory health care
    Rosemary J Korda
    Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, The Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:458-65. 2009
    ....
  74. ncbi Health care vouchers--a proposal for universal coverage
    Ezekiel J Emanuel
    Posterity Project, Chicago, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1255-60. 2005
  75. pmc Winners and losers: expansion of insurance coverage in Russia in the 1990s
    Dina C Balabanova
    Health Systems Development Programme, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    Am J Public Health 93:2124-30. 2003
    ..This study sought to describe the evolution of the Russian compulsory health insurance system and to identify factors associated with noncoverage...
  76. ncbi Universal health insurance coverage does not eliminate inequities in access to cardiac procedures after acute myocardial infarction
    Louise Pilote
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, The Montreal General Hospital Research Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 146:1030-7. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of SES on access to cardiac procedure after AMI in a universal health care system...
  77. ncbi Does universal health insurance make health care unaffordable? Lessons from Taiwan
    Jui Fen Rachel Lu
    Dcpartment of Health Care Management, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:77-88. 2003
    ..Under the NHI, the Taiwanese have more equal access to health care, greater financial risk protection, and equity in health care financing. The NHI consistently receives a 70 percent public satisfaction rate...
  78. ncbi U.S. health care policy and the rising uninsured: an alternative solution
    Thomas Falen
    University of Central Florida, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 19:1-25. 2004
    ..As an emanation of a diverse society, the proposed system does not advocate a one-payer universal system that is not amenable to the U.S. health care, social, or political environment...
  79. ncbi Universal coverage and its impact on reproductive health services in Thailand
    Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    International Health Policy Programme, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Reprod Health Matters 10:59-69. 2002
    ..This paper describes the health financing system prior to universal coverage, and the extent to which Thailand has achieved reproductive health objectives prior to this reform...
  80. ncbi Oklahoma's health care crisis: the case for physician involvement
    Michael Martin
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine PO Box 26901, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 99:584-7. 2006
  81. ncbi The 2007 session of the Maryland General Assembly: a focus on universal health care legislation
    Burt Littman
    Md Med 8:15-7. 2007
  82. ncbi A universal healthcare system: is it right for the United States?
    Marleise Rashford
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    Nurs Forum 42:3-11. 2007
    ..Many Americans do not have access to basic health care and it is time to revisit the importance of universal health care for all Americans...
  83. ncbi N.Y.'s turn. Groups formulating universal plans
    Cinda Becker
    Mod Healthc 37:13. 2007
  84. ncbi We can provide health insurance for all Americans... if we only open our eyes
    Selvoy M Fillerup
    MGMA Connex 7:10-1. 2007
  85. ncbi Quality - costs = access. A remade health system is key to universal coverage
    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    United States Senate, USA
    Mod Healthc 37:12. 2007
  86. ncbi Can it work? Three New England states have made bold reforms in how we provide health care in America. What can we learn from their lead?
    Laura Tobler
    National Conference of State Legislatures, USA
    State Legis 33:22-6. 2007
  87. doi Health of the nation--coverage for all Americans
    Stephen Morrissey
    N Engl J Med 359:855-6. 2008
  88. ncbi Coverage for all, at the right price. Individual choice and shared responsibility in a lower-cost healthcare system
    Bill Richardson
    Mod Healthc 37:44. 2007
  89. ncbi Tough choices ahead. Candidates ignore pain of needed cuts to health costs
    Dallas Salisbury
    Employee Benefit Research Institute, Washington, USA
    Mod Healthc 38:20-1. 2008
  90. pmc US grapples with covering the uninsured
    Milan Korcok
    CMAJ 176:916. 2007
  91. ncbi Senator Tom Daschle: shift the healthcare burden away from business
    Tom Daschle
    Healthc Financ Manage 61:50-4. 2007
  92. ncbi Registered nurses' perspectives on health care and the 2008 presidential election
    Peter I Buerhaus
    Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Nurs Econ 26:227-35, 257. 2008
    ....
  93. ncbi Use your political power wisely. Question to candidates: if elected, how will you improve healthcare in America?
    Richard Umbdenstock
    American Hospital Association, USA
    Mod Healthc 37:36. 2007
  94. ncbi Advancing national health care: do we dare consider comprehensive reform again?
    Deborah B Gardner
    Planning and Organizational Development Officer, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Nurs Econ 25:124-6. 2007
  95. ncbi Back to the drawing board. Hospitals, insurer support not enough to save California's universal coverage plan; lack of physician backing hurt chances
    Rebecca Vesely
    Mod Healthc 38:6-7, 16, 1. 2008
    ..Lloyd Dean, left, president and CEO of Catholic Healthcare West, said that he is "concerned this lack of progress will result in further deterioration of California's healthcare system"...
  96. ncbi Reform beyond access. A plan to extend Medicare model that would also limit costs, improve quality
    Jacob Hacker
    Yale University, USA
    Mod Healthc 37:20. 2007
  97. ncbi Universal coverage, guaranteed. My idea: an employer mandate and a new insurance plan that pays for itself
    Chris Dodd
    United States Senate, USA
    Mod Healthc 37:14. 2007
  98. ncbi Healthcare reform initiatives: the new wave
    Keith D Moore
    McManis Consulting, Denver, USA
    Healthc Financ Manage 61:74-81. 2007
    ..THE IMPLICATIONS: There is a danger of raising unrealistic expectations. Also, the impacts can be expected to vary substantially from market to market and from organization to organization...
  99. ncbi Universal health care
    Burt Littman
    Md Med 8:6-11. 2007
  100. ncbi Coverage for all, at the right price. Individual choice and shared responsibility in a lower-cost healthcare system
    Bill Richardson
    State of New Mexico, USA
    Mod Healthc 37:23. 2007
  101. ncbi Reform is no 'either-or'. We must fix the payment system along with access
    Darrell Kirch
    Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, USA
    Mod Healthc 38:20-1. 2008

Research Grants27

  1. Linking State Registry and All Payer Claims Data to Study Cancer Care
    Joel S Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..With near-universal coverage through state health reform, the Massachusetts APCD contains detailed claims and encounter data on 98% of ..
  2. Optimizing Treatment for Brazilian Smokers through Community-Based Primary Care
    Kimber P Richter; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Helping smokers quit is a core article of the FCTC. Although Brazil provides universal coverage for evidence-based tobacco treatments, it continues to have disparities in tobacco prevalence and access to ..
  3. Life Cycle Effects of Health Insurance on Elderly Health
    Jalpa Doshi; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..However, what is unknown is whether the Medicare program, which provides near universal coverage for Americans over 65, may be rescuing those who lacked insurance while near-elderly or may be providing too ..
  4. The Health Insurance Dynamics of Older Americans
    MARY BUNDORF; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Although the Medicare program provides nearly universal coverage for a basic set of benefits for those aged 65 and older, the coverage has important gaps...
  5. Economic Evaluation of Addiction Services
    JENNIFER RUGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. The Spillover Effects of Health Insurance Coverage and Generosity
    Katherine Baicker; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. Ecology of African Highland Malaria
    Guiyun Yan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We anticipate that our results will have broad applicability to malaria prevention and control in Africa. ..
  8. Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group
    Ronald C Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  9. Access to Care: Children with Special Health Care Needs
    Alex Chen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Phase II is the development of an access-to-care survey instrument and limited-scope primary data collection to further examines factors impacting access to care for CSHCN. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. Comparative Effectiveness of Prehospital and Hospital Emergency Care
    Joel C Cantor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A study of therapeutic hypothermia care for initial survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will demonstrate the value of this data infrastructure. ..
  11. School Environmental Exposures and Measures of the Asthmatic Disease Process
    ELANOR SIDMAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. The Impact of Comorbidity on Older Cancer Patients
    Cary Gross; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  13. Hospital Closure and Healthcare Quality
    Derek DeLia; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. Philippine Child Health and Policy Experiment
    John Peabody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Florida Model for Oral Cancer Control, Phase I
    Scott Tomar; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  16. Michigan Oral Cancer Prevention Network
    Amid Ismail; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..By the end of the 3rd year, or earlier, the MOPCN would be ready to plan and implement community-based intervention studies...
  17. Barriers to Enrolling the Elderly in Cancer Trials
    Cary Gross; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It is our hope that this work will facilitate the development of targeted and novel approaches to overcoming these barriers. ..
  18. New Frontiers in Cancer 2003 Detection and Diagnosis
    Bernard Levin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In an atmosphere focused on uniting biology, oncology and technology, physicians and scientists will have an opportunity to collaboratively develop clinical applications to improvement of patient care. ..
  19. Health care utilitzation in homeless people
    Stephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Findings will be relevant to health care providers, insurers, and others who share a responsibility for improving the health of Americans who are homeless. ..
  20. International Caries Detection and Assessement System
    Amid Ismail; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finding of the workshop will be used in a second workshop, to be organized by Dr. George Stookey, which will focus on the design of caries clinical trials and new diagnostic technology. ..
  21. Outreach and Treatment for Depression in the Labor Force
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This is an extremely important opportunity for rapid and widespread dissemination in an area of research where dissemination of positive results has traditionally been a serious problem. ..
  22. Regulatory Reforn and Angiography Disparties
    JOEL CANTOR; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Research findings will be translated to the practice and policy community in the form of "best practices" and through feedback of hospital-specific CA disparity performance measures. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  23. Quantifying the Value of Value-Based Purchasing
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. MENTAL DISORDERS AS RISK FACTORS FOR SUBSTANCE DISORDERS
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  25. Reducing Oral Cancer Disparities in Florida
    Scott Tomar; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Effectiveness of the interventions will be measured through population-based surveys and utilization of the hotline and clinics. ..
  26. Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO WMH Surveys
    Ronald Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Third, the level of detail in the description of data analysis plans has been substantially expanded in this revised submission in response to reviewer comments. ..