I. HPP. Thailand. National Health Accounts in Thailand 1994-2005. Kanjana Tisayatikom, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Artidtaya Tiampraiwan, Hathaichanok Sumalee, Phusit Prakongsai, Viroj Tangcharoensathien International Health Policy Program (IHPP) – Thailand. BACKGROUND :
National Health Accounts in Thailand 1994-2005
Kanjana Tisayatikom, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Artidtaya Tiampraiwan,
Hathaichanok Sumalee, Phusit Prakongsai, Viroj Tangcharoensathien
International Health Policy Program (IHPP) – Thailand
National Health Account (NHA) is an important tracking tool depicting how a country’s health resources are spent, on what services, and who pays for them. NHA is used by policy-makers for monitoring health expenditure magnitude and profiles. NHA not only track health expenditure trends, but its time series also serve a foundation for healthcare expenditure projections, and a gap can be identified when matched demand with financial availability.
Since 1994, Thai NHA has been researched and developed through an agreed definition of health expenditure and methodology, in consultation with peer and other stakeholders. This is an initiative by local researchers without external support, with an emphasis on putting various information systems into place. It involves two steps: the flow of funds from ultimate sources of finance to financing agencies; and the use of funds by financing agencies.
For further information, contact Kanjana Tisayatikom ([email protected]), and visit www.ihpp.thaigov.net.
The Health System Research Institute (HSRI) and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) of Thailand funded this study.