Identifying key factors underlying the improved ability of the Social Security Institution of Turkey in providing universal health insurance
We compared the newly created program with the previous system across a series of structural and functional parameters. We thus analyzed revenues from premium collections and other sources of monies, as well as health-related expenditures of the Social Security Institution and the statistical and economic data from the Turkish Statistical Institute, the Ministry of Health, and the under secretariat of Treasury. The analyses allowed for a deeper understanding of the Institution’s financial and operational performance under the newly created structure. We subsequently identified and categorized key strengths and weaknesses of the new structure from a financial perspective. We also compared our analyses with reports provided in the report: ‘WHO successful health system reforms’ to help formulate enhancements to the revised structure. The results identify new and ongoing issues facing the Turkish Universal Health Insurance system, and describe potential changes for maintaining an effective and sustainable organization.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health administration or related administration
Describe administration of the universal health insurance program in Turkey. Analyze the program’s financial performance. Identify key strengths and weaknesses of the program from a financial perspective. Explain the effectiveness and sustainability of the program.
Keyword(s): Universal Health Care, Funding/Financing
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Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.