by Joseph Kutzin, Winnie Yip, Cheryl Cashin
World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy
Volume 1 – The Economics of Health and Health Systems, pp. 267-309.
Many countries have identified Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as the goal for their health systems, and health financing reforms are at the core of strategies to move in this direction. While there is no one “best” financing strategy that applies in every context, this publication synthesizes both theory and practice into principles that can be used to guide country progress with their financing reforms, while also highlighting pitfalls to avoid on the path to UHC.