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Classification of Factors of Health Care Provision (ICHA‐FP)

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Knowing how much health providers spend on the inputs needed to produce health care goods and services (factors of provision)1 can have many policy uses. This information is typically tracked at national aggregate levels to meet the need to ensure an efficient, appropriate allocation of resources in the production of health care services. Specific policy needs may require information regarding total payments for human resources, expenditure on pharmaceuticals, and other significant inputs. Furthermore, the financial planning of health programmes and services often relies on information about the volume and mixture of factor spending.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: October 1, 2011


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