Editorial: Does healthcare financing explain different healthcare system performances and responses to COVID-19?

  • 03 Dec 2022
  • Published Resarch - Business


Mihajlo Jakovljevic, Sulaiman Mouselli, Sanaa Al Ahdab and Dalal Hammoudi Halat

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Frontiers in Public Health, Health Economics section (This article is part of the Research Topic Does Healthcare Financing Explain Different Healthcare System Performance and Response to COVID-19?), 03 November 2022.



The scale and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are globally evident and present an unprecedented challenge to public health, causing devastating social and economic disruption as reported by the World Health Organization. There have been major differences in the responses and performance of national healthcare systems to the pandemic, and there is a need to thoroughly explore the roots of these variations.

Key words: Healthcare financing, healthcare system performance, COVID-19, out-of-pocket model, efficiency.

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