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Examining purchasing reforms towards universal health coverage by the National Hospital Insurance Fund in Kenya

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Kenya has prioritized the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC) through the expansion of health insurance coverage by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). In 2015, the NHIF introduced reforms in premium contribution rates, benefit packages, and provider payment methods. We examined the influence of these reforms on NHIF’s purchasing practices and their implications for strategic purchasing and health system goals of equity, efficiency and ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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ORCID:
0000-0001-6705-049X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5793-7177
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal for Equity in Health Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Article number:
19
Publication date:
2020-02-03
Acceptance date:
2019-12-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1475-9276
Pmid:
32013955
Pubs id:
1085637
Local pid:
pubs:1085637

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