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Achieving the Twin Objectives of Efficiency and Equity: Contracting Health Services in Cambodia

dc.contributor.authorIndu Bhushan
dc.contributor.authorSheryl Keller
dc.contributor.authorBrad Schwartz
dc.description.abstractOver 25 years of conflict has left Cambodia with a depleted human resource base and no functioning public service infrastructure. From a near zero base, development of a health care system has been in progress for less than a decade. Although considerable strides have been made, health indicators are still among the worst in the Asian and Pacific region. Average life expectancy at birth is estimated at only 56.4 years: 54.4 years for males and 58.3 years for females. Infant mortality rate is estimated to be 95 per 1,000 live births, while the under-five mortality rate is 124 and the maternal mortality ratio is 437 per 100,000 live births (NIS et al. 2001). The public health care system is still rudimentary, with the use of facilities at a low 0.35 contact per capita per year.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleAchieving the Twin Objectives of Efficiency and Equity: Contracting Health Services in Cambodia
dc.subject.expertWorld Health Organization
dc.subject.expertUrban Health Services
dc.subject.expertRural Health Services
dc.subject.expertNutrition and Health Care
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects of Poverty
dc.subject.expertHealth and Hygiene and the Poor
dc.subject.expertEducation, Health and Social Protection
dc.subject.expertAccess to Health Care
dc.subject.expertSocial Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.adbDisease Control
dc.subject.adbOccupational Hygiene
dc.subject.adbMedical Services
dc.subject.adbHealth Costs
dc.subject.adbWater Quality
dc.subject.adbRespiratory Diseases
dc.subject.adbHealth Indicators
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.naturalCost of medical care
dc.subject.naturalHealth status indicators
dc.subject.naturalSanitation services
dc.subject.naturalPrevention of disease
dc.subject.naturalHealth status indicators
dc.subject.naturalCost and standard of living
dc.title.seriesERD Policy Briefs
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.authorBhushan, Indu
oar.authorKeller, Sheryl
oar.authorSchwartz, Brad

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