Assistance Schemes (assistance + scheme)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


THE PATIENT TRANSIT ASSISTANCE SCHEME: A CONSUMER'S PERSPECTIVE

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, Issue 4 2000
Pam McGrath
ABSTRACT: This article presents findings from State-wide research in Queensland on experiences with the Patient Transit Assistance Scheme (PTAS) from the point of view of patients with a haematological malignancy who travelled for specialist treatment. The findings indicate that the PTAS is of crucial importance to patients and their families and goes some way to buffering the financial hardship incurred from relocation. However, there are also strong indications that there is insufficient community awareness of the scheme, with the consequence that it is not appropriately accessed by those in need. The results confirm previous research that points to the hardship, both financial and emotional, associated with the experience of relocation for specialist treatment. [source]


Survey of the medical financial assistance schemes of the urban poor in Shanghai

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, Issue 2 2002
Sun Xiao-ming
Abstract After 1990, being a ,pilot city' for health care reform, Shanghai constructed modernized medical financial assistance schemes (MFAS), which were progressively applied by the central government rate in the 1990s. As the pioneer of social security reform in China, Shanghai again is the place with most experience of the problems of the transition from ,Public-Relief' to ,Social-Assistance'. From the ,user' perspective of MFAS, the study reported has attempted to evaluate MFASs. Furthermore, the research seeks to point to future policy and programme options for implementing MFAS and optimizing the allocation of urban health care resources. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


Assessment of healthcare needs in earthquake-affected areas of China: developing more effective medical financial assistance schemes for vulnerable people

JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE, Issue 1 2008
Article first published online: 28 NOV 200
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Natural Disaster Insurance and the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Off

JOURNAL OF RISK AND INSURANCE, Issue 1 2008
Pierre Picard
This article investigates the role of private insurance in the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters. We characterize the equity-efficiency trade-off faced by the policymakers under imperfect information about individual prevention costs. It is shown that a competitive insurance market with actuarial rate making and compensatory tax-subsidy transfers is likely to dominate regulated uniform insurance pricing rules or state-funded assistance schemes. The model illustrates how targeted tax cuts on insurance contracts can improve the incentives to prevention while compensating individuals with high prevention costs. The article highlights the complementarity between individual incentives through tax cuts and collective incentives through grants to the local jurisdictions where risk management plans are enforced. [source]