The OECD Health Project Private Health Insurance in OECD Countries: Executive Summary
Abstract:Governments in several OECD countries have used or considered using private health insurance (PHI) as a policy lever to promote certain health system goals, such as reducing financing pressures on public health systems, promoting individual choice and improving efficiency. Policy expectations for PHI, the size of PHI markets, and their impact on health systems, vary to a great extent across OECD members.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: November 1, 2004