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Monitoring And Evaluating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage In Estonia
Author: Taavi Lai Mail,triin Habicht,maris Jesse
Publisher: Derivative Works
3 pages
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Type of publication: Article
ISBN/ISSN: 1549-1676
DOI: 10.1371/1001677
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Since regaining its independence in 1991, Estonia has conducted radical health system reforms. The Estonian health system is based on mandatory, solidarity-based insurance and universal access to health services made available by providers operating under private law with primary health care (PHC) playing a central role. The financing of health care is mainly organized through the semi-autonomous Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF), which covers about 70% of total health expenditure in the country. Life expectancy at birth (LE) among a population of 1.3 million reached 76.2 years in 2012.

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