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Table 3 Strategic Purchasing actions

From: A critical analysis of purchasing arrangements in Kenya: the case of micro health insurance

Government-Purchaser axis
 Governments should provide policy and regulatory frameworks that support strategic purchasing
Purchaser-Provider axis
 Purchasers should select and contract health service providers based on criteria including capacity and geographical distribution
 Purchasers should require providers to ensure quality of service including through quality improvement mechanisms such as the use of standard treatment guidelines
 Purchasers should incentivize provider performance through payment mechanisms and related incentives
Citizen-Purchaser axis
 Benefit packages should reflect needs and preferences of the target population
 Benefit packages should offer protection from financial catastrophe
  1. Source: Adapted from RESYST [48]