Reforming the Ukrainian Health System at a time of crisis

Lekhan, Valery and Kaluski, Dorit Nitzan and Jakubowski, Elke and Richardson, Erica (2015) Reforming the Ukrainian Health System at a time of crisis. Eurohealth incorporating Euro Observer, Vol.21 (N 2). pp. 14-17.

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Abstract

Ukraine has retained the extensive Semashko model health care system it inherited on gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and it is largely unreformed. A large proportion of total health expenditure is paid out of pocket (42.8% in 2013) and households face inadequate protection from impoverishing and catastrophic health care costs. These weaknesses have been exacerbated by the strain of caring for conlict-affected populations since 2014. The government faces the challenge of implementing fundamental reform in the health care system to rebuild universal health coverage against a background of resource constraints and ongoing conlict.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universal Health Coverage, Health System Reform, Internally Displaced Persons, Ukraine
Subjects: Social medicine, organization and health economics
Divisions: Faculty of Postgraduate Education > Department of social medicine and health management
Depositing User: Анастасия Жигар
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 08:51
URI: http://repo.dma.dp.ua/id/eprint/649

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