Health financing

 

This page lists the research that I (together with colleagues)  have done relating to Health financing in South Africa and elsewhere.

Links to open-source published documents are provided. Contact me if you would like to access an unpublished report.

 

Universal health coverage

  1. McIntyre D, Doherty J, Ataguba J. 2014. Universal health coverage assessment: South Africa. Global Network for Health Equity (GNHE). 
  2. Gilson L, Doherty J, Loewenson R.  2011.  Challenging inequity through health systems.  In:  The Commission on Social Determinants of Health Knowledge Networks, Lee JH, Sadana R (eds).  2011.  Improving equity in health by addressing social determinants.  Geneva:  World Health Organisation.  ISBN 978 92 4 150303 7.  
  3. Gilson L, Doherty J, Loewenson R, Francis V.  2008.  Challenging inequity through health systems.  Health Systems Knowledge Network, World Health Organisation Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. Johannesburg:  Centre for Health Policy, EQUINET, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 

Health financing options for South Africa

  1. Doherty J, McIntyre D. 2015. South Africa needs to spend more on health care to achieve universal cover. The Conversation – Africa. 12 December 2015.
  2. Doherty J, McIntyre D (editorial). 2015. #FeesMustFall and the campaign for universal health coverage. South African Medical Journal; 105(12): 1014-1015.
  3. Doherty J. 2015. Increasing tax revenue and its impact on financing health care in South Africa. London: RESYST (Resilient and Responsive Health Systems), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.
  4. Doherty J, McIntyre D. 2013. Addressing the failings of public health systems: should the private sector be an instrument of choice? In: Surender D, Walker R (eds). 2013. Social policy in a developing world. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. (pages 101-124)
  5. McIntyre D, Doherty J, Gilson L.  2003.  A tale of two visions:  the changing fortunes of Social Health Insurance in South Africa.  Health Policy and Planning18(1):  47-58.
  6. Gilson L, Doherty J, Lake S, McIntyre D, MwikisaC, Thomas S. 2003.  Implementing Health Financing Reform in South Africa and Zambia:  the importance of political analysis.  Health Policy and Planning18(1):  31-46.
  7. Doherty J.  2000.  Social health insurance. In:  Health Systems Trust. 2000. South African Health Review, 2003.  Durban:  Health Systems Trust.
  8. Gilson L, Bowa C, Brijlal V, Doherty J, Antezana I, Daura M, Mabandhla M, Masiye G, Mulenga S, Mwikisa C, Mbatsha S, McIntyre D, Thomas S, Lake S, Odegaard K, Bennett S.  2000. The dynamics of policy change:  lessons from health financing reform in South Africa and Zambia. Major Applied Research 1 Technical Paper No. 3.  Bethesda, MD:  Partherships for Health Reform Project, Abt. Associates Inc.
  9. Doherty J, McIntyre D, Gilson L, Thomas S, Brijlal V, Bowa C, Mbatsha S.  2000.  Social health insurance in South Africa:  past, present and future.  Johannesburg:  Centre for Health Policy, for the Centre for Health Policy (University of the Witwatersrand) and the Health Economics Unit (University of Cape Town).
  10. Gilson L, Doherty J, McIntyre D, Thomas S, Brijlal V, Bowa C, Mbatsha S.  1999.    The dynamics of policy change:  health care financing in South Africa, 1994-1999.  Johannesburg:  Centre for Health Policy, for the Centre for Health Policy (University of the Witwatersrand) and the Health Economics Unit (University of Cape Town).
  11. Beattie A, Doherty J, Gilson L, Lambo E, Shaw P (eds).  1998.  Sustainable health care financing in Southern Africa:  papers from an EDI Health Policy Seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 1996.  Washington:  World Bank.

 

Resource allocation options for South Africa

  1. Walker L, Gilson L, Doherty J.  2001.  The effects of financial resource re-allocation policy on primary health care nurses based in Soweto, South Africa.  A study conducted as part of the SAZA project.  Johannesburg:  Centre for Health Policy.
  2. Doherty J, van den Heever A.  1998.  A needs-based, weighted capitation formula in support of equity and primary health care:  a South African case study.  In:  Barer M, Getzen T, Stoddart G (eds).  1998.  Health, health care and health economics.  Chichester:  John Wiley and Sons.
  3. Doherty J, van den Heever A.  1997.  A resource allocation formula in support of equity and primary health care (Paper No. 47).  Johannesburg:  Centre for Health Policy.

 

Cost-effectiveness analysis and policy

  1. Doherty J.  2010.  Cost-effectiveness analysis for priority-setting in South Africa – what are the possibilities?  South African Medical Journal100(12): 816-821.
  2. Doherty J.  2009.  Cost-effectiveness analysis for priority-setting in South Africa:  what are the possibilities?  Johannesburg:  Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health.  [this is a lengthy paper presented to a workshop]
  3. Doherty J, Govender R.  2004.  The cost-effectiveness of primary care services in developing countries:  a review of the international literature.  Working Paper No. 37.  Disease Control Priorities Project.  Washington:  World Bank, World Health Organisation, Fogarty International Centre of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

 

Health expenditure and financing patterns in South Africa (National Health Accounts)

  1. McIntyre DE, Doherty JE, Ataguba JE.  (2012)  Health care financing and expenditure – post-1994 progress and remaining challenges.  In:  Van Rensburg HCJ (ed).  Health and health care in South Africa (2nd edition).  Pretoria:  van Schaik Publishers. ISBN: 9780627030130
  2. McIntyre D, Doherty J.  2004.  Health financing and expenditure.  In:  Van Rensburg HCJ (ed).  2004.  Health and health care in South Africa.  Pretoria:  van Schaik Publishers.
  3. Doherty J, Thomas S, Muirhead D, McIntyre D.  2002Health care financing and expenditure in the post-apartheid era.  In:  Health Systems Trust.  2002.  South African Health Review 2002. 13-40.  Durban:  Health Systems Trust.  
  4. Doherty J, Thomas S, Muirhead D.  2002.  Health financing and expenditure in post-apartheid South Africa, 1996/97-1998/99.  Pretoria:  Department of Health.
  5. Thomas S, Muirhead D, Doherty J, Muheki C.  2000.  Public sector financing.  In:  Health Systems Trust. 2000. South African Health Review, 2003. 127-148.  Durban:  Health Systems Trust.
  6. Doherty J, Goudge J, Monnakgotla D, Taole K.  2001.  Health financing and expenditure in Mpumalanga, 1996/97-1998/99.  Pretoria:  National Department of Health. (unpublished report)
  7. Muheki C, McInytre D, Doherty J.  2001.  South African National Health Accounts:  frameworks and definitions.  Pretoria:  Department of Health.  
  8. Doherty J, McIntyre D, Bloom G, Brijlal P.  1997.  Health expenditure and finance:  who gets what?  Bulletin of the World Health Organisation77(2):  156-159.
  9. McIntyre D, Bloom G, Doherty J, Brijlal P.  1995.  Health expenditure and finance in South Africa.  Durban:  Health Systems Trust and the World Bank.
  10. Doherty J.  1994.  The distribution of health expenditure between levels of care:  a literature review.  National Health Expenditure Review, Technical paper No. 2.  Durban:  Health Systems Trust.

 

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