Private health insurance as healthcare financing source

Paweł Prędkiewicz

Abstract

The research area undertaken in dissertation was the influence of health care financing methods, in particular, private insurance, on the health system efficiency. The main objective was to verify the hypothesis that financing the Polish health care by private insurance is beneficial from the perspective of the health system effectiveness. Dissertation consists of four sections. The first chapter Health Care Financing System contains definitions of concepts such as health, health system. The second chapter Private Health Insurance describes problems of defining the boundaries between public and private insurance, and presents an overview of private insurance in the health systems of selected countries. Then presented the diversity of conditions and characteristics of private insurance product. In the third part of the dissertation Private Insurance and Health System Efficiency was presented a quantitative study examining the impact of the considerable use of private insurance in the 10 OECD countries on selected features of health system. In the last chapter of Private Insurance in the Polish Health System was presented the history and current state of health care financing system in Poland and were discussed possible options for development of Polish private health insurance.
Diploma typeDoctor of Philosophy
Author Paweł Prędkiewicz (ES / DF)
Paweł Prędkiewicz,,
- Department of Finance
Title in EnglishPrivate health insurance as healthcare financing source
Languagepl polski
Certifying UnitFaculty of Economic Sciences (ES)
Disciplineekonomia / nauki ekonomiczne(nauki ekonomiczne) / nauki społeczne()
Defense Date22-05-2013
End date27-06-2013
Supervisor Jacek Uchman (ES / DF)
Jacek Uchman,,
- Department of Finance

Internal reviewers Teresa Famulska
Teresa Famulska,,
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External reviewers Ewa Bogacka-Kisiel (ES / DF)
Ewa Bogacka-Kisiel,,
- Department of Finance
Pages270
Keywords in Englishprivate health insurance, health system
Abstract in EnglishThe research area undertaken in dissertation was the influence of health care financing methods, in particular, private insurance, on the health system efficiency. The main objective was to verify the hypothesis that financing the Polish health care by private insurance is beneficial from the perspective of the health system effectiveness. Dissertation consists of four sections. The first chapter Health Care Financing System contains definitions of concepts such as health, health system. The second chapter Private Health Insurance describes problems of defining the boundaries between public and private insurance, and presents an overview of private insurance in the health systems of selected countries. Then presented the diversity of conditions and characteristics of private insurance product. In the third part of the dissertation Private Insurance and Health System Efficiency was presented a quantitative study examining the impact of the considerable use of private insurance in the 10 OECD countries on selected features of health system. In the last chapter of Private Insurance in the Polish Health System was presented the history and current state of health care financing system in Poland and were discussed possible options for development of Polish private health insurance.
KBN classificationekonomia
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