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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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