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Analysis of hospital costs as a basis for pricing services in Mali

Abstract

In a move to achieve a better equity in the funding of access to health care, particularly for the poor, a better efficiency of hospital functioning and a better financial balance, the analysis of hospital costs in Mali brings several key elements to improve the pricing of medical services. The method utilized is the classical step-down process which takes into consideration the entire set of direct and indirect costs borne by the hospital. Although this approach does not allow to estimate the economic cost of consultations, it is a useful contribution to assess the financial activity of the hospital and improve its performance, financially speaking, through a more relevant user fees policy. The study shows that there are possibilities of cross-subsidies within the hospital or within services which improve the recovery of some of the current costs. It also leads to several proposals of pricing care while taking into account the constraints, the level of the hospital its specific conditions and equity.
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hal-00171789 , version 1 (13-09-2007)

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Martine Audibert, Jacky Mathonnat, Delphine Pareil, Raymond Kabamba. Analysis of hospital costs as a basis for pricing services in Mali. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2007, Vol. 22 (3), pp.205-224. ⟨hal-00171789⟩
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