Analysis of the Prospects of Private Healthcare Financing (press-release)

The IET's press-office informs of a new research paper (No. 125) entitled "Analysis of the Prospects of Private Healthcare Financing" (M.: IET, 2009. - 112 p.) by S. Shishkin, L. Popovich was published under the series "Research Papers".

This publication contains analysis of the development of the system of private healthcare financing in Russia in 1990s–2000s. The authors study modern challenges to the system of healthcare financing and factors determining the development of main institutional forms of the households and employers participation in financing healthcare: medical service payment, informal payments, voluntary health insurance. The authors analyze possibilities for the formation of new institutions: co-payments of patients for medical services, health insurance, medical savings accounts. Three scenarios were offered for the development of healthcare financing till 2020.

The publication of the present paper was sponsored with the grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).