The effect of a redistribution system for health care for the elderly on the financial performance of health insurance societies in Japan

Akira Babazono, Janet Weiner, Toshihide Tsuda, Yoshio Mino, Alan L. Hillman

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Abstract

Health care for the elderly in Japan is financed through a pool to which all insurers contribute. We analyzed insurers' financial data to evaluate this redistribution system. Cost sharing affected financial performance substantially. The current formula for cost-sharing redistributes elderly health care costs unequally and should be changed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-466
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing(all)

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The effect of a redistribution system for health care for the elderly on the financial performance of health insurance societies in Japan. / Babazono, Akira; Weiner, Janet; Tsuda, Toshihide; Mino, Yoshio; Hillman, Alan L.

In: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1998, p. 458-466.

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