Catastrophic healthcare payments and impoverishment in the occupied Palestinian territory

Awad Mataria, Firas Raad, Mohammad Abu-Zaineh, Cam Donaldson

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Financial protection from the risks of ill health has globally recognized importance as a principal performance goal of any health system. This type of financial protection involves minimizing catastrophic payments for healthcare and their associated impoverishing effects. Realization of this performance goal is heavily influenced by factors related to the overall policy environment and sociopolitical context in each country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-405
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Health Economics and Health Policy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010



  • occupied Palestinian territory
  • health policy
  • health economics

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