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Costing of Health Care Services in Developing Countries

A Prerequisite for Affordability, Sustainability and Efficiency


Steffen Fleßa

Contents: Ethics in health care – Essentials of health economics – Cost-of-Illness – Provider costs – Incomplete data – Concepts of costs – Costing Lutheran hospitals in Tanzania – Costing governmental hospitals in Vietnam – Costing a health district in Burkina Faso – Estimating standard costs – Resource allocation – Setting a premium for an insurance scheme – Sustainability.