Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
What is Enough?Sufficiency, Justice, and Health$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Carina Fourie and Annette Rid

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199385263

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385263.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 05 December 2021

Defining Health Care Benefit Packages

Defining Health Care Benefit Packages

How Sufficientarian Is Current Practice?

(p.247) Chapter 13 Defining Health Care Benefit Packages
What is Enough?

Dimitra Panteli

Ewout van Ginneken

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines a number of country case studies to explore whether principles underlying the definition of benefit packages correspond to notions of sufficiency. Furthermore, assuming that two-tiered systems of health coverage—with a mandatory social and a voluntary private component—fundamentally embody the idea of sufficiency, it investigates if and how sufficiency is implemented in practice. Each country’s approach and trade-offs across the three dimensions of coverage (share of the population covered, range of services covered, and height of cost-sharing) depend on the country’s economic, political, and cultural context. Decisions regarding any of the three dimensions could impact the level of sufficiency for coverage; thus, the range of services covered alone is not an adequate indicator. Past and current experience with prioritization in a number of countries demonstrates that the notion of sufficiency can be difficult to conceptualize and implement in practice.

Keywords:   benefit package, coverage dimensions, international country comparison, priority-setting

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .