Financing healthcare is a critical component of a functioning healthcare system. Out-of-pocket spending by households accounts for more than half of total health financing in many developing countries.1 Budgets and resources are not aligned to results. Ineffective health insurance mechanisms do not properly pool financial risks. Lack of transparent, efficient financial management systems contribute to poor resource mobilization, lack of transparency, and ineffective planning and decision making. These challenges greatly impede access, quality, efficiency and sustainability of healthcare services.
Deloitte helps countries across the spectrum of health financing issues, supporting regional, national and international stakeholders in strengthening health financing strategies and programs. Our specific areas of specialization include:
- Risk pooling and health insurance
- Resource mobilization
- Resource tracking and National Health Accounts
- Results-based financing
1 Source: World Health Organization. (2008a). World Health Statistics 2008, World health indicators.
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