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"A consultant to aggressive Vouchers in future health provides instruments which may support verify the appropriateness of aggressive vouchers to satisfy diversified coverage ambitions. The e-book explains power benefits and drawbacks of this process and discusses how you can bring public healthiness care subsidies that advertise potency, innovation, and responsibility. A consultant to aggressive Vouchers in well-being is directed to overseas donors and future health care prone and policymakers in constructed and constructing nations.

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ESTABLISHING RECIPIENT POLICIES Recipient policies clearly define the target beneficiaries, the geographic limits of the scheme, or both. Generally, policymakers define the target groups, while the voucher agency works out the operational definitions of eligibility. In an HIV/AIDS prevention scheme, for example, the government could contract with an organization that works with high-risk populations, which would distribute the vouchers to all of its clients. Figure 51 shows a decision tree for designing recipient policies.

Combining the voucher scheme with social marketing or an information, education, and communication campaign may help remove these barriers. For some health problems, vouchers may be stigmatizing (box 4-2). People may be reluctant to redeem vouchers—for abortions, emergency contraception, treatment of sexually transmitted infection or tuberculosis—because of the social stigma associated with these conditions and services. In such cases, it is important that the scheme make discretion and respect for patients’ confidentiality as priority.

Decision Tree for Supply-Side Subsidies Conducting Prefeasibility Studies | 29 UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT IN WHICH SUBSIDIES WILL BE INTRODUCED Before proceeding to a feasibility study, policymakers need to find out as much as they can about what has been done to address the problem and what opportunities and constraints exist to using a voucher scheme. Some of the questions they need to ask include the following: • If effective interventions exist, why does the problem persist? • What is the existing level of service delivery?

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