|| PhDr. Lucie Bryndová , J. Kutzin, S. Shishkin, P. Schneider, P. Hroboň|
||Chapter in book
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||ISBN 978 92 890 4211 6
||Kutzin J, Cashin Ch, Jakab M. (eds): Implementing health financing reform: Lessons from countries in transition
HEALTH CARE REFORMS – economics
NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMS – organisation and administration
||Kutzin J, Shiskin S, Bryndova L, Schneider P. Hrobon P. (2010) Chapter 5, Reforms in the pooling of funds. In: Kutzin J, Cashin Ch, Jakab M. (eds): Implementing health financing reform: Lessons from countries in transition. World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. ISBN 978 92 890 4211 6. p.119-154.
||Pooling is a common theme in health financing, as it is directly linked to one of the principal goals of health financing reform (and indeed, of health systems more generally): improving protection against the financial risk of using health care services. Experience with reforms in CE/EECCA countries suggests the need to distinguish two aspects in this regard: (1) pooling as a policy objective (that is, risk pooling), and (2) pooling as a policy instrument (that is, changes in the way that funds are accumulated in the health system).