Guide to producing national health accounts : with special applications for low-income and middle-income countries.

[2003], ©2003
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Geneva : World Health Organization, [2003], ©2003.

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xviii, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm


Errata sheet inserted.


Ch. 1. Introduction to national health accounts and this guide -- Ch. 2. Getting organized: gathering the resources to prepare national health accounts, and sketching the health system -- Ch. 3. Defining and categorizing health expenditure -- Ch. 4. Classifying entities in the health care system -- Ch. 5. National health accounts tables -- Ch. 6. Data and the national health accounts -- Ch. 7. A guide to non-survey sources of data for national health accounts -- Ch. 8. Developing and using surveys in health accounts -- Ch. 9. Organizing the estimation process: developing a route map and establishing a list of financing agents -- Ch. 10. Making a first approximation of financing agent funds -- Ch. 11 Estimating the financing sources by financing agents table -- Ch. 12. Estimating the financing agents by providers table -- Ch. 13. Developing the tables for financing agents by functions and providers by functions -- Ch. 14. Distributing health expenditure among the population -- Ch. 15. Concluding thoughts -- References -- Annex A. Resources available for health accountants -- Annex B. Definitions of categories in the International Classifications for Health Accounts and in other useful classification schemes -- Annex C. National accounts, input/output tables, and satellite accounts -- Annex D. Data techniques often used in health acounting. Appendix: converting annual data to quarters -- Glossary -- Notes.

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Includes bibliographical references.


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