- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 Health and health care
- Chapter 2 Economics and efficiency
- Chapter 3 What makes the market for health care different?
- Chapter 4 Equality and fairness
- Part 2 Intervening in the determinants of health
- Chapter 5 The health environment
- Chapter 6 Health-related lifestyle
- Part 3 Financing health care
- Chapter 7 Uncertainty and health insurance
- Chapter 8 Compulsory insurance
- Chapter 9 Patient payment
- Part 4 Paying health care providers
- Chapter 10 Primary care
- Chapter 11 Secondary care: reimbursing hospitals
- Chapter 12 Integrating the health care provider system
- Part 5 Economic evaluation and priority setting
- Chapter 13 Non-monetary effects and monetary benefits
- Chapter 14 Costs and discounting
- Chapter 15 Equity issues: going beyond CBA and ICER
- (p.127) Chapter 9 Patient payment
- Principles in Health Economics and Policy
Jan Abel Olsen
- Oxford University Press
In all countries, patients pay for some types of health care, in full or in part. This chapter discusses various types of patient payments, their distributional effects, and the policy option of applying negative patient payments to increase the utilization of some types of health care. Exercises and suggested readings are included at the end of the chapter.
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