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dc.contributorShawky, S.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:13:14Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:13:14Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/06/16_6_2010_0663_0670.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117936
dc.description663-670EN
dc.description.abstractThe current health insurance system in Egypt targets the productive population through an employment-based scheme bounded by a cost ceiling and focusing on curative care. Egypt Social Contract Survey data from 2005 were used to evaluate the impact of the employment-based scheme on health system accessibility and financing. Only 22.8% of the population in the productive age range [‎19-59 years]‎ benefited from any health insurance scheme. The employment-based scheme covered 39.3% of the working population and was skewed towards urban areas, older people, females and the wealthier. It did not increase service utilization, but reduced out-of-pocket expenditure. Egypt should blend all health insurance schemes and adopt an innovative approach to reach universal coverageEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHealth Benefit Plans, EmployeeEN
dc.subjectHealth ServicesEN
dc.subjectHealth ServicesEN
dc.subject.meshInsurance, HealthEN
dc.titleCould the employment-based targeting approach serve Egypt in moving towards a social health insurance model?EN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎6)‎, 663-670, 2010


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