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Estimating the distributional impact of increasing taxes on tobacco products in Armenia : results from an extended cost-effectiveness analysis (English)

At present, tobacco taxes in Armenia are among the lowest in Europe and Central Asia. Global experience has shown that increasing taxes on tobacco is one of the most cost effective public health interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114323 APR 14, 2017

Postolovska,Iryna; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Tarr, Gillian; Verguet, Stephane Disclosed

International comparisons of Bulgaria’s health system performance : background paper (English)

Relative to other comparable income and health spending countries, Bulgaria has more physicians per capita. Bulgaria’s physician to population ratio increased from 2.5 in 1980 to 3.8 physicians per 1000 population in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 100972 MAY 01, 2015

Postolovska,Iryna Disclosed

Bulgaria - Health financing RAS : final report on health financing diagnostic and review of envisaged reforms (English)

Health financing in Bulgaria is organized in a way that should, in theory, allow the system to deliver good performance. In particular, the national health insurance fund was set up to provide universal coverage, and the provider-payment system contains elements of international best practices. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS15242 MAY 01, 2015

Francis,Gabriel C. Disclosed

Toward universal coverage : Turkey's green card program for the poor (English)

This case study unravels Turkey's path to universal coverage. It outlines both the transformation of the health system and the performance of the 'Yesil Kart', the Green Card, program, a noncontributory health insurance scheme for the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75012 JAN 01, 2013

Menon, Rekha; Mollahaliloglu, Salih; Postolovska, Iryna Disclosed