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Designing Health Systems Based on Managed Competition

Managed competition is a theoretical concept for designing and regulating health insurance systems. Such systems can secure consumers’ interests by managing diverging incentives, instituting uniform regulations, equipping consumers to make informed choices, and creating a competitive environment tailored to rewarding those organisations that improve services to consumers.

Can Leveraging Social Capital Enhance Consumers’ Experience with Health Insurance?

When viewed from a consumer’s perspective, these challenges manifest at different stages of their journey with a health insurance program, beginning from the decision to enrol in a program and ending at the renewal stage. While tweaks to the design of the health insurance program or moving to a more integrated model of healthcare provision may help in this blog post, we explore the role that social capital can play in circumventing some of these challenges.

Managed Competition in Colombia

Colombia’s healthcare domain, like many other sectors in the country, was completely overhauled as part of the country’s sweeping reforms that followed the adoption of a new Constitution in 1991.

Health Insurance Ownership in India

In this study, we conduct a quantitative analysis of household finance data to understand the status of health insurance ownership in India, identify the determinants of health insurance ownership, and understand the relationship between households’ access to health insurance and their health expenditure.

Managed Competition in the National Health Insurance System of Israel

In this paper, we characterise the National Health Insurance system of Israel, its universal public healthcare system, as one which has adopted managed competition and achieved remarkable outcomes. We place the establishment of the system in the country’s political-economic context to determine the role of the structural factors in shaping health policy in the country.

Incremental Adoption of Managed Competition in Germany

In this paper, we document the experience of Germany’s SHI system with managed competition and the challenges faced by this sub-system in faithfully implementing the principles of managed competition as originally envisioned by Enthoven.

Designing Health Systems

Health systems are extremely complex, with multiple interacting components which can lead to varied outcomes depending on the context in which
they are placed. Building a systematic understanding is then essential for
designing health systems and reforming existing ones.

Designing Health Systems

In this paper, we propose an analytical framework that provides an overview of the various actors and processes involved in financing, purchasing, provision and provider payments.