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Transforming the Latvian health system : accessibility of health services from a pro-poor perspective

Die Transformation des lettischen Gesundheitssystems : der Zugang zu Gesundheitsdiensten aus einer Perspektive, die für die Armen Partei ergreift
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Müller, Katharina; Kehler, Jenni; Lechner, Stefan; Neunsinger, Sven; Rabe, Florian

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Corporate Editor Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH
Abstract "Improving the health status of the poor and addressing their specific health needs is crucial for poverty alleviation. In this context, the design of health care systems is one of several key challenges. This study analyses the accessibility of the Latvian health care system from a pro-poor perspective. What access barriers currently affect poor and vulnerable inhabitants of Latvia? How can these barriers be removed and the health care system be made more pro-poor? In this analysis of the Latvian health care system, three relevant dimensions of accessibility are identified: the financial, the geographical, and the informational one. For each dimension, barriers to access, existing measures to overcome these and their limits are discussed and reform proposals made. Overall, efforts to enhance the access of poor and vulnerable groups to the Latvian health care system must tackle the pooling and funding side, improve the overall stewardship of health care and social protection, and meet with a supportive general political framework." (author's abstract)
Keywords health care delivery system; Latvia; poverty; funding; geographical factors; information; health care; social security; Baltic States; USSR successor state; post-socialist country
Classification Health Policy; Medicine, Social Medicine
Method applied research
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
City Bonn
Page/Pages 126 p.
Series DIE Studies, 7
ISBN 3-88985-289-0
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne