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The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)

The march to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in China is unparalleled. Since the establishment of the State Council Medical Reform team in 2006,4 the basic objective of China's health reforms has been to provide the whole nation with basic medical and health care, while ensuring equal access to, and affordability of, health services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74960 JAN 01, 2013

Langenbrunner, John C.; Liang, Lilin

Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (English)

China's 12th five-year plan (2011-2015) aims to promote inclusive, equitable growth and development by placing an increased emphasis on human development. ... See More +

Working Paper 63426 JUL 05, 2011

Wang, Shiyong; Marquez, Patricio; Langenbrunner, John Chinese

Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (Chinese)

China's 12th five-year plan (2011-2015) aims to promote inclusive, equitable growth and development by placing an increased emphasis on human development. ... See More +

Working Paper 63426 JUL 05, 2011

Wang, Shiyong; Marquez, Patricio; Langenbrunner, John English

Financing health care in East Asia and the Pacific : best practices and remaining challenges (English)

This is an exciting time in East Asia and the Pacific region. No region will appear to be moving so rapidly. In this dynamic environment, many countries in the region have been approaching the World Bank requesting technical assistance and knowledge about health financing best practices and options. ... See More +

Publication 63260 JUN 16, 2011

Langenbrunner, John C.; Somanathan, Aparnaa

Health (English)

International experience shows that in the aftermath of a natural disaster, a transition strategy for restoring and maintaining health care services should be developed while planning for rebuilding a better health care system over the next 5-10 years. ... See More +

Brief 52944 DEC 01, 2010

Langenbrunner, John C.; Haq, Inaam; Wang, Shiyong Laotian, Vietnamese

Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : this document is an overview of the book for the web (English)

Strategic purchasing of health services involves a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, from whom they should be purchased, and how to pay for them. ... See More +

Brief 54318 APR 01, 2010

Cashin, Cheryl; Langenbrunner, John C.; O'Dougherty, Sheila

Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : summary for web of chapter 3, pp. 215-253 (English)

Strategic purchasing of health services involves a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, from whom they should be purchased, and how to pay for them. ... See More +

Brief 54317 FEB 01, 2010

Cashin, Cheryl; Langenbrunner, John C.; O'Dougherty, Sheila

Spending wisely : Buying health services for the poor (Russian)

With a special focus on strategic purchasing and contracting of services from nongovernmental providers, this title reviews ways to make public spending on health care more efficient and equitable in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 34425 MAY 20, 2009

Langenbrunner, John C. [editor]; Preker, Alexander S. [editor] English

Health (Laotian)

International experience shows that in the aftermath of a natural disaster, a transition strategy for restoring and maintaining health care services should be developed while planning for rebuilding a better health care system over the next 5-10 years. ... See More +

Brief 52944 MAY 12, 2008

Langenbrunner, John C.; Haq, Inaam; Wang, Shiyong English, Vietnamese

Health : Y te (Vietnamese)

International experience shows that in the aftermath of a natural disaster, a transition strategy for restoring and maintaining health care services should be developed while planning for rebuilding a better health care system over the next 5-10 years. ... See More +

Brief 52944 MAY 12, 2008

Langenbrunner, John C.; Haq, Inaam; Wang, Shiyong English, Laotian

Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)

Following the 1998 financial crisis, four out of every ten people slipped into poverty, not able to meet basic needs. Luckily, post-crisis economic rebound was impressive and broad-based, albeit uneven across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Publication 35519 JAN 01, 2006

Shaban, Radwan; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Stevens, James; Asaoka, Hiromi; Drebentsov, Vladimir; Barnes, Bob; Tesliuc, Emil; Langenbrunner, John; Sajaia, Zurab; Tarr, David; Shabalina, Olga

Spending wisely : Buying health services for the poor (English)

With a special focus on strategic purchasing and contracting of services from nongovernmental providers, this title reviews ways to make public spending on health care more efficient and equitable in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 34425 MAY 15, 2005

Langenbrunner, John C. [editor]; Preker, Alexander S. [editor] Russian

How to pay? Understanding and using incentives (English)

Many countries have experimented with alternative ways of paying providers of health care services. This paper illustrates different methods, suggests some of the theoretic advantages and limitations of each, and provides a general theoretical framework for evaluating alternatives. ... See More +

Working Paper 31633 SEP 01, 2004

Liu, Zingzhu; Langenbrunner, John C.

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74960 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (English)
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JUL 05, 2011 63426 Working Paper Chinese
Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (Chinese)
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JUL 05, 2011 63426 Working Paper English
Financing health care in East Asia and the Pacific : best practices and remaining challenges (English)
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JUN 16, 2011 63260 Publication
Health (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 52944 Brief Laotian, Vietnamese
Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : this document is an overview of the book for the web (English)
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APR 01, 2010 54318 Brief
Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : summary for web of chapter 3, pp. 215-253 (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 54317 Brief
Spending wisely : Buying health services for the poor (Russian)
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MAY 20, 2009 34425 Publication English
Health (Laotian)
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MAY 12, 2008 52944 Brief English, Vietnamese
Health : Y te (Vietnamese)
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MAY 12, 2008 52944 Brief English, Laotian
Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35519 Publication
Spending wisely : Buying health services for the poor (English)
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MAY 15, 2005 34425 Publication Russian
How to pay? Understanding and using incentives (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 31633 Working Paper