Leaving no one behind? Social inclusion of health insurance in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

One way to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is the implementation of health insurance schemes. A robust and up to date overview of empirical evidence assessing and substantiating health equity impact of health insurance schemes among specific vulnerable populations in LMICs beyond the more common parameters, such as income level, is lacking. We fill this gap by conducting a systematic review of how social inclusion affects access to equitable health financing arrangements in LMIC.

Title: Leaving no one behind? Social inclusion of health insurance in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Authors: Hees, Suzanne G.M. van
O’Fallon, Timothy
Hofker, Miranda
Dekker, Marleen
Polack, Sarah
Banks, Lena Morgon
Spaan, Ernst J.A.M.
Year: 2019
Periodical: International Journal for Equity in Health (ISSN 1475-9276)
Volume: 18
Issue: 134
Language: English
Geographic terms: Africa
world
External link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-019-1040-0
Abstract: One way to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is the implementation of health insurance schemes. A robust and up to date overview of empirical evidence assessing and substantiating health equity impact of health insurance schemes among specific vulnerable populations in LMICs beyond the more common parameters, such as income level, is lacking. We fill this gap by conducting a systematic review of how social inclusion affects access to equitable health financing arrangements in LMIC.