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Examining the health care payment reforms in Abu Dhabi

Hamidi, Samer; Akinci, Fevzi

The international journal of health planning and management. Volume 30:Number 2 (2015); pp E69-E82 -- Wiley

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  • Title:
    Examining the health care payment reforms in Abu Dhabi
  • Author: Hamidi, Samer;
    Akinci, Fevzi
  • Found In: The international journal of health planning and management. Volume 30:Number 2 (2015); pp E69-E82
  • Journal Title: The international journal of health planning and management
  • Subjects: Santé publique--Planification--Périodiques; Santé, Services de--Administration--Périodiques; Health planning--Periodicals; Health services administration--Periodicals; Dewey: 362.1068
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Wiley
  • Abstract: Abstract Objective

    The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current health care payment reforms in Abu Dhabi and discuss the potential impact of these reforms on health care consumers and providers as we all as long‐term sustainability of the mandatory health care insurance system.

    Methods

    A focused literature review was conducted to systematically identify and summarize relevant literature published on the recent payments reforms in Abu Dhabi along with a secondary review and analysis of existing related government documents, technical reports, and press releases by the Health Authority‐Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and other relevant research groups.

    Results

    The implementation of the mandatory health insurance system allowed all UAE nationals and foreign workings in Abu Dhabi to have access to medical care insurance and access to care. Prospective payment reforms represent critical sustainability interventions for health care funding in Abu Dhabi. The full impact of payment reforms on affordability, system efficiency, and patient outcomes is yet to be documented.

    Conclusion

    Given the Government of Abu Dhabi has identified the sustainability of healthcare funding as a key governmental policy, more research is needed to systematically examine the impact of the current payment reforms on multiple stakeholders. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


  • Identifier: ETOClsidyv92bf965b; System Number: LDEAvdc_100025929774.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0749-6753; 10.1002/hpm.2276
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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