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|Title: ||Significant alternative sources of health care financing in Ghana, a case study in the Asante Akim North district|
|Authors: ||Amoateng, Sherry|
|Keywords: ||Health care financing|
|Issue Date: ||15-Jan-2021|
|Abstract: ||The study sought to establish the significant alternative sources of health care financing
in thewithin Asante Akim North District. A case study research design was employed to
gather data from primary and secondary sources. The Primary data was gathered through
structured questionnaire and interview guide from fifteen respondents. Non-probability
method of sampling with combination of quota and purposive techniques was used to
select the respondents for the study. Qualitative and quantitative analysis was used to
establish the finding of the study. Firstly, it was established that the current state of
health care financing apart from the funds from the MOH mainly includes internally
generated funds and donations from benevolent societies and individuals.
Secondly, revenue generated was generally inadequate for most of the years understudy.
Thirdly, the challenges the health care financing included unavailability of funds to
purchase equipment, delayed reimbursement from the NHIA and high dependency on the
Lastly, majority of the participants acknowledged that alternative sources of health care
financing to include practice of cash and carry, operation of psychotherapy center,
extension of accommodation, recreational and health facilities, provision of means of
transport to patients and clients, support from NGOs and extension of pharmaceutical
and laboratory facilities.
Resultantly, it is recommended that, the MOH for that matter should encourage the
private sector and other Non-Governmental Organizations to take keen interest in
funding both mission and public healthcare institutions to reduce the burden on them.
Also, policies governing the NHIS concerning reimbursement should be enforced by the
government and ensured by NHIS.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Award of Master in Public Health Services Planning and Management. June, 2019|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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